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Ridge And Valley Region Of Pa


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Ridge And Valley Region Of Pa

  1. 1. The Ridge and Valley Region Read “You Are There” page 44
  2. 3. The Ridge and Valley Region <ul><li>The ridges are a series of mountain ranges bordered by valleys. </li></ul><ul><li>The Appalachian Mountains are located mainly in this region. </li></ul><ul><li>The Great Valley (Lebanon Valley, Cumberland Valley, Lehigh Valley, & Lackawanna Valley) is an area of rich farmland. </li></ul><ul><li>Coal is a major industry. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Rivers in the Ridge Valley Region <ul><li>Susquehanna River </li></ul><ul><li>Delaware River </li></ul><ul><li>Potomac River </li></ul>
  4. 5. Harrisburg: The State Capital <ul><li>Harrisburg became the state capital in 1812. </li></ul><ul><li>Caverns– underground caves </li></ul><ul><li>Minerals can be found in caverns. </li></ul>Capitol Building
  5. 6. Recreation <ul><li>Hiking, fishing, picnicking in many state parks </li></ul><ul><li>Lehigh Gorge State Park—white-water rafting and boating </li></ul>
  6. 7. Checkpoint <ul><li>Describe some of the main features of the Ridge and Valley Region. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Pennsylvania State Song