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Valley & Ridge Region. The Valley & Ridge Region is located between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Allegheny Mountains. The Allegheny Mountains have a higher elevation . ALL of these mountains are part of the Appalachian Mountain Range. Industries and Jobs in the Valley & Ridge.

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valley ridge region
Valley & Ridge Region

The Valley & Ridge Region is located between

the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Allegheny Mountains.

The Allegheny Mountains have a higher elevation.

ALL of these mountains are part of the

Appalachian Mountain Range.

industries and jobs in the valley ridge
Industries and Jobsin the Valley & Ridge
  • Lumbering
  • Grain Farming
  • Apple and Peach Orchards
  • Raising livestock
    • Dairy
    • Beef
    • Sheep
    • Poultry- (Chicken & Turkeys)
the great valley
The Great Valley
  • Valley- an area of low land between hills or mountains
  • The valley lies between

the Blue Ridge & Allegheny Mtns.

  • Shenandoah Valley is Virginia’s Largest Valley.
    • The Shenandoah River runs through it.
  • Massanutten Mountain is located here.
    • Many people come here in the winter time and ski.
the cumberland gap
The Cumberland Gap
  • Gap- a break or opening; such as a pass through mountains.
  • It is located in the southwestern corner of Virginia.
  • It is called the GATEWAY to the WEST.
  • Pioneers crossed through this when the were doing the western expansion.
winchester
Winchester
  • This is the oldest city in the Great Valley
  • Each year there is an Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester.
  • It is one of the 20 most populated cities in Virginia
harrisonburg
Harrisonburg
  • James Madison University is located here.
caverns
Caverns
  • Caverns were formed by underground rivers that wore away rocks.
  • Luray Caverns is a popular tourist attraction.
  • There are also Endless Caverns and Grand Caverns.
  • Stalactites- form when minerals in water drip from the walls and ceilings in caves.
  • Stalagmites- build upward from the cave floors
natural chimneys
Natural Chimneys
  • These are tall, stone towers.
  • They are located in Augusta County.
  • Every August there is a jousting tournament here.
natural bridge
Natural Bridge
  • Natural Bridge is a stone bridge over 90 feet long.
  • It has been said that George Washington carved his initials on this bridge.
hot springs
Hot Springs
  • There is a famous hot spring in Bath County.
  • Hot rocks under the ground heat the water. It bubbles up in places called hot springs.
  • Some come to relax in the water. Others believe it might cure illnesses.