Hess, D. (2011). Mcknight's Physical Geography; A Landscapes Appreciation. (10th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc
This mountain range is located in Southeast America. It elongates from West Virginia to Georgia.
Appalachia is a region extending from Mississippi to New York and includes eleven states within its official
In the world of Appalachia, stereotypes are abundant. There are stories told of mountaineers as lazy, bewildered, backward, and yet happy and complacent people. Mountain women are seen as diligent, strong, hard willed, and overall sturdy and weathered, bearing the burden of their male counterparts. These ideas of mountain life
Although Arkansas is 53,179 square miles, it is only made up of six major natural regions. These regions include: The Ozark Mountains, the Ouachita Mountains, the Arkansas River Valley, the Coastal plain, the Mississippi Alluvial Plain, and Crowley’s Ridge. These regions play a huge role in the history and culture of Arkansas.
The Appalachian Mountains go through a total of 13 states according to the federal government. Running from Southern New York to Northern Mississippi, one of those 13 states is Kentucky which is my home. The region is a 205,000 square mile area that extends well over 1000 miles. 42 percent of the population is rural compared to 20 percent of the rural area in the rest of the national population.
N estled between the Blue Ridge Mountains and Allegheny Mountains, Rockingham County is located within the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Originally founded in 1778, Rockingham County has become a historical community committed to implementing an economic strategy of attracting new business and industry that are compatible with the way of life in the Shenandoah Valley and assisting in the retention and expansion of existing companies (Rockingham County). Most commonly known for its beauty, Rockingham County is comprised of six metropolitan cities, of which Harrisonburg holds the county seat (Rockingham County).
The Appalachian Trail The Appalachian Trail was also the product of a daydream atop Stratton Mountain, the brainchild of Benton MacKaye. MacKaye was an off-and-on federal employee, educated as a forester and self-trained as a planner, who proposed it as the connecting thread of "a project in regional planning." His proposal, drawing on years of talk of a "master trail" within New England hiking circles, was written at the urging of concerned friends in the months after his suffragette-leader wife killed herself. It appeared in the October 1921 edition of the Journal of the American Institute of Architects, at the time a major organ the regional-planning movement. MacKaye envisioned a trail along the ridge-crests of the Appalachian
Appalachia is often portrayed as an arrested frontier, a geographically isolated subculture, and reservoir of culturally homogenous. Appalachians are pictured as proud, fiercely independent, and god-fearing southerners. But in all reality they are portrayed as fighting and feuding, barefooted and backward, ignorant degenerates, downtrodden by centuries of isolation, inbreeding, and poverty. So how was Appalachia discovered? Well Appalachia was prompted in the mid 1870s by local color writers such as Mary Murfee and John Fox Jr. who explored in fiction and travel sketches such mountain themes as conflicting Civil War loyalties, moon shining, and feuding. (Billings)
The Appalachian Mountains run through North Carolina and was formed about 480 million years ago during the Ordovician Period. Another North Carolina feature is the Great Smoky Mountains,The Great Smoky Mountains are a mountain range, along the Tennessee to North Carolina and borders the southeastern United States. There are many more land forms such as The Piedmont. The Piedmont, is a plateau area located in the southeastern part of the United States, and runs through North Carolina . It sits between the Atlantic Coastal Plain and the main Appalachian Mountains.North Carolina has a warm climate and it averages 5 inches of snow a year. Although, this also is different across the state. Along the coast, most areas get less than 2 inches of snow each
The largest sound out the two is the Pamlico Sound. 3.) The three mountains ranges are the Blue Ridge, The Black, and The Great Smokies. the rivers of the Mountain region were better for tourists and sportsmen because the people turned the supposed liabilities of the region into advantages.
The colonists were affected by landforms greatly in the fact that there They were very perilous and dangerous to travel through; the mountains were very steep and had lots of cliffs. Even if they got to the other side of the mountains, there wouldn’t be that many other people and there could be possible hostile Indians. Most people just stayed with the colonies. In How the States got Their Shapes “episode 3” director Konschnik says “The Appalachians were a serious obstacle and the first real boarder of our States” (Konschnik). The Indians also used the mountains to flee from colonists. When colonists first settled they would steal the land from the Indians and then kill them. The Indians would also attack the colonists. It would seem the colonists just couldn’t get along with the Indians and so the Indians just fled beyond the mountains. In Clark’s research of the Planting of New Virginia he
Introduction Appalachia is a 205,000-square-mile region that follows the spine of the Appalachian Mountains stretching from southern New York to northern Mississippi. It is home to more than 25 million people.
One of the largest geological features shaped by tectonic plate activity is The Rocky Mountain Chain. This immense landform was initially formed 55 – 80 million years ago and is situated through Canada and the United States going through, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico and includes over 100 mountain ranges. The chain is over 3000 miles long and 300 miles wide in some places, the highest peak being Mount Elbert (4,401 m). The Rocky Mountains contain igneous rock (Basalt and Granite), sedimentary rock (Argillite) and metamorphic rock (Precambrian metamorphic). The Rockies are very resource rich in minerals including silver, gold, copper, coal, lead, zinc, oil shale and phosphate. This mountain chain provides the communities
Ebersole, 2013). The main rivers that run through Alabama help shape the placement of the minerals and rocks in Alabama; they also help shape the regions. The Tennessee River shapes the Cumberland Plateau region, The Coosa River and Alabama River shape the Piedmont Upland, and the Coosa River also shapes the Valley and Ridge region (Enchanted Learning, ND). As you start off in the Southwest corner in the East Gulf Coastal Plain, you will find where Alabama meets with the Gulf of Mexico, as you move up towards the Northeast corner you encounter primarily sand, clay, and mud which composes over half of the rock type in Alabama. There is a band where the sand is replaced by Carbonate Rock as the primary rock type that stretches diagonally from about half way up to a fourth of the way across the