Appalachian Baby Boom: LIFE With Kentucky’s ‘Fruitful Mountaineers’

Leslie County, Ky., 1949.
Eliot Elisofon—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

A 1949 article in LIFE magazine chronicled the "chronic baby boom" in one Kentucky county, a place with a birth rate double that of the U.S. as a whole. Read More

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