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  Area Info - Allegheny Mountains Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Alleghenies boasts four distinct and beautiful seasons, with temperatures that range between 70 and 90 degrees in the summer to 40 degrees and lower in the winter.
Employers in the region boast low turnover rates and the ability to find qualified applicants for positions within their companies, especially since the area surrounding the I-99 corridor graduates 9,500 students with advanced degrees each year, covering all disciplines.
The largest industry in The Alleghenies is agriculture, followed closely by the tourism and hospitality industry.
www.alleghenymountains.com /index.cfm?act=areainfo   (281 words)

  Allegheny Mountains - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
To the east of the Alleghenies lies the Ridge and Valley Province of the Appalachians, which itself is flanked on the east by the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia and South Mountain in Pennsylvania.
The mountains to the south of the Alleghenies, the Appalachinans in westernmost Virginia, eastern Kentucky, and eastern Tennessee, are the Cumberlands.
The Alleghenies are drained by a number of gorges, principally the North Branch of the Potomac River and the New River.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Allegheny_Mountains   (775 words)

 Allegheny Mountains
Mountain range over 800 km/500 mi long extending from Pennsylvania to Virginia, rising to more than 1,500 m/4,900 ft and averaging 750 m/2,500 ft. Part of the Appalachian Mountains system, the Alleghenies are rich in hardwood timber and bituminous coal, and also contain iron ore, natural gas, clay, and petroleum.
Allegheny Mountain, along the West Virginia–Virginia border, is the westernmost ridge of the Valley and Ridge Province, and is part of the Allegheny Front.
The balance of the Alleghenies lies across the eastern edge of the Allegheny Plateau, the northern section of the Appalachian Plateau.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0000090.html   (323 words)

 Allegheny County Communications Division Office of the County Manager   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Allegheny County became a separate political unit in 1788, when the Pennsylvania legislature finally gave in to persistent pressure from settlers in the rapidly growing Pittsburgh area who had difficulty transacting their local government affairs in the county seats of Westmoreland and Washington counties, counties out of which Allegheny County was created.
In addition to supporting important manufacturing activities, Allegheny County also was a rich farming area, and produced a surplus of grain, which could not be shipped back over the mountains because of the expense.
Allegheny County kept pace with the nation during the past century and often surpassed it in many areas of progress.
www.county.allegheny.pa.us /comm/county.asp   (1015 words)

 Allegheny Mountains. The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Alleghenies include several generally parallel NE-SW ridges (Laurel Hill, Chestnut Ridge, Rich, Cheat, and Shavers mts., Negro Mt.), and the highest points in Pa. (Mt. Davis, 3,213 ft/979 m) and W.Va. (Spruce Knob, 4,860 ft/1,481 m).
Formed by folding of the E edge of the Paleozoic sedimentary rocks composing the plateau, the mts.
The name Alleghenies is also often applied to much of the adjoining plateau region (W).
www.bartleby.com /69/54/A03254.html   (156 words)

 Railroad Routes Allegheny Mountains Pennsylvania
This mountain range's boundary is somewhat loose, some consider the Alleghenies to begin with Blue Mountain, the western ridge of Cumberland Valley which is followed by sharply folded ridges sometimes grouped as the Tuscarora's in Pennsylvania or Valley and Ridge.
Before determining the point to pass the mountain, a full examination of its crest was made, from Cedar Swamp summit on the south, to Three Springs Gap at the head of Moshannon creek on the north, embracing a distance of 44 miles.
Through the broad bed of mountains that divide the Atlantic from the Western States--traversed by our route for 190 miles--natural gorges are found, cutting all of them to their bases, except the Allegheny, which is passed with comparatively easy gradients, and without encountering difficulties of a very unusual character.
d_cathell.tripod.com /railroutes6.html   (9156 words)

 Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site - Nature & Science
The Portage Railroad traversed the Allegheny Mountains between Hollidaysburg and Johnstown, Pennsylvania, connecting the Eastern and Western Divisiions of the Pennsylvania Mainline Canal.
Allegheny Portage Railroad NHS is located in Blair and Cambria Counties at the junction of the Appalachian Plateaus and Ridge and Valley Provinces in southwestern Pennsylvania.
The park extends linearly from the southeast facing escarpment that forms the eastern edge of the plateau region, known as the Allegheny Front, to the summit of the Cresson Ridge in the Allegheny Mountains.
www.nps.gov /alpo/pphtml/subnaturalfeatures37.html   (138 words)

 Allegheny National Forest - About Us - Forest Facts
The Allegheny National Forest received its largest average wood harvest receipts in the years 1996-1998 therefore the Secure Payment to the Counties is based on these three years.
The Allegheny Reservoir is 27 miles long with 90 miles of shoreline, and is the centerpiece of developed recreation on the Allegheny National Forest.
On the 106-mile stretch of the Allegheny River between the Kinzua Dam and Emlenton, 86.6 miles were designated in 1992 as a National Wild and Scenic River; 37 miles are within the Forest proclamation boundary.
www.fs.fed.us /r9/forests/allegheny/about/forest_facts   (1935 words)

 About West Virginia
West Virginia's landscape is characterized into 3 major provinces: The Allegheny plateau in the west and north, the Allegheny Mountains, which run from the southwest through the northeast, and the Ridge and Valley province, east of the Allegheny Front (the continental divide) along West Virginia's eastern border with Virginia.
The Allegheny Mountains create a rain shadow, thus the western part of the state receives more precipitation than the eastern panhandle, but the mountains receive the most.
The average annual temperature in West Virginia is 53.6 F in the Allegheny Plateau, 49.4 F in the Allegheny Mountains, and 52.8 F in the Ridge and Valley.
www.marshall.edu /herp/pages/ABOUTWV.HTM   (507 words)

 WQED Multimedia: Pittsburgh History Series: Rivers and Valleys: Moving Mountains   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
In the past century, human-engineered highways cutting through the mountains, expose the layers of rock that are clues to these ancient geologic events.
"Allegheny," for example, means "fair waters." This water's source is located in north central Pennsylvania, near the small town of Coudersport.
In the 1700's, French armies in the area thought of the Allegheny and the Ohio as one, and they referred to it as La Belle Riviere – or, "the beautiful river." Even a young General George Washington, who visited the area, believed this and referred to La Belle Riviere in his journal.
www.wqed.org /erc/pghist/units/rivers/rivers1.shtml   (1068 words)

 Pa. Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources - Heritage Parks
The Allegheny Portage Railroad, opened in 1834 and now a National Historic Site operated by the National Park Service, was an engineering marvel of its day carrying canal boats up and over this natural barrier.
The Allegheny Ridge Heritage Area also celebrates the region's iron, steel, and coal industries which prospered as a result of the Ridge's conquest.
The Allegheny Ridge Heritage Area is part of a federal heritage initiative called the Path of Progress located in a nine-county area in southwestern Pennsylvania.
www.dcnr.state.pa.us /brc/heritageparks/alleghenyridge.aspx   (600 words)

 Allegheny Trail Alliance - Maps and text describing a trail system that will connect Pittsburgh PA with Washington DC
The sediment from the old mountains washed down in ancient westward rivers into a great inland sea that rose and fell as climate changed and the surrounding area changed.
For the first hundred or so years after they arrived in the early 1600s, British colonists were content to live on the eastern side of the Alleghenies, but as the population grew and immigrants continued to pour in, traders, trappers and settlers started pushing toward and then over the mountains.
Big Savage Mountain is also known as the Allegheny Front, the ridge that marks the beginning of the High Allegheny Plateau.
www.atatrail.org /about/page6.cfm   (3141 words)

 Pennsylvania Cabin Rentals & Cottage Rental, Cottage Canada - USA
South of the portions of the Allegheny Plateaus that were glaciated, a great looping arc of highly dissected plateau borders the Ridge and Valley region.
This portion of the Allegheny Plateaus contains the Allegheny Mountains, which are bordered on the east by a steep ridge known as the Allegheny Front.
West of the Allegheny Mountains the Allegheny Plateaus region decreases in elevation, and streams have dissected it less deeply.
www.cottage-canada-usa.com /pennsylvania.htm   (1047 words)

 CD Baby: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN RADIO - Music and Poetry from the Allegheny Mountains of the two Virginias
Allegheny Mountain Radio (AMR) is a nonprofit community-based radio network of four broadcast stations located on the border of the two Virginias.
A program of live Mountain music that is pure, passed down from musicians who play just for the love of the music.
West Virginia's epic poem, a history in verse of the lands west of the Allegheny Mountains, from the 1740s through the 1930s.
www.cdbaby.com /group/mtnradio?cdbaby=b1d34f114344548850c610620819d036   (383 words)

 Allegheny National Forest - Welcome!
During the 2006 Summer Season the State Route 127 West Hickory Bridge over the Allegheny River is being replaced.
For safety reasons, it is imperative that all boaters on the Allegheny River pass between the read and green buoys as they travel the construction zone.
The Allegheny NF is located in North Western Pennsylvania.
www.fs.fed.us /r9/allegheny   (634 words)

Allegheny County was created on September 24, 1788, from parts of Westmoreland County and Washington County.
Allegheny County became a separate political unit on September 24, 1788, when the Pennsylvania legislature finally gave in to persistent pressure from settlers in the rapidly growing Pittsburgh area who had difficulty transacting their local government affairs in the county seats of Westmoreland and Washington counties, counties out of which Allegheny County was created.
In 1946, county leaders, both political and industrial, led by then Mayor and later Governor David L. Lawrence, determined to renew Allegheny County, mobilized their combined forces and resources and accomplished one of the earliest, most successful, and most significant programs of renewal in the world.
www.timevoyagers.com /bookstore/penna/allegheny.htm   (1156 words)

 Bath County, Virginia - Warm Springs and Hot Springs, Va and the Allegheny Mountains
Bath County, Virginia and the rugged Allegheny Mountains — where back roads lead, life unfolds, and nature opens wide.
idden quietly in the serene Allegheny Mountains of Virginia, Bath County is a seclusion lover’s paradise.
With 89% of its landscape still covered in mountain forest, Bath is a place where you can unwind, reconnect with nature, with family, with yourself, and take a gentle journey on the back roads of the mountains and the back roads of time.
www.discoverbath.com   (382 words)

Located in the southwestern quadrant of the state, the Allegheny Ridge is a landscape which has witnessed centuries of Native American life, westward expansion of European settlers across the formidable Allegheny Mountains, and the rise and passing of the canal, railroad, coal and steel eras.
The challenge of surmounting the Ridge with roads, canals, and rail became the symbol of America's new technical prowess and the emergence of Pennsylvania as an industrial giant.
The Allegheny Ridge is a living resource of national significance which has been extensively documented and recognized.
www.alleghenyridge.org /aboutHistoric.htm   (293 words)

 Allegheny Highlands / South - The Potomac Highlands Region of West Virginia
Allegheny Highlands / South - The Potomac Highlands Region of West Virginia
The southern sub-region of the Allegheny Highlands includes some of West Virginia's most-popular tourist attractions.
The observatory and the nearby Sugar Grove Naval Base use the surrounding mountains to eliminate radio interference, which is nearly continuous elsewhere in the East.
www.wvexplorer.com /potomac-highlands/South/default.asp   (148 words)

 Appalachian Mountains - Peakware World Mountain Encyclcopedia
The Appalachians are a system of long ridges divided into several ranges, averaging 3,000 feet, and rising to Mt. Mitchell (6,684 ft.) in the south and Mt. Washington (6,288 ft.) in the north.
The most popular attraction for mountain hiking enthusiasts is the Appalachian Trail, a 2,100-mile hiking trail that winds through forested mountains from Springer Mountain in Northern Georgia to Mount Katahdin, Maine.
Of these ranges, the Blue Ridge Mountains are the easternmost and highest range, and are protected in part by two national parks, Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Tennessee/North Carolina), and Shenandoah National Park (Virginia), as well as many national and state forests.
www.peakware.com /areas.html?a=308   (220 words)

 Potomac Highlands Region
The Allegheny Mountains ripple through this region, creating stunning rock formations, windswept moors and verdant groves of twisted rhododendron.
Summer or winter, Snowshoe Mountain is alive with activities of every stripe.
Discover West Virginia’s scenic mountain biking terrain, an area that is gaining a reputation as being the best in the East.
www.wvtourism.com /spec.aspx?pgID=146   (884 words)

 Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site - Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site (U.S. National ...
The Allegheny Portage Railroad was a great achievement in early travel.
For twenty years, it was the fastest way to transgress the rough and wild terrain of Pennsylvania.
Accidents occurred weekly on the Allegheny Portage Railroad.
www.nps.gov /alpo   (345 words)

 Hot Springs, Virginia Bed and Breakfasts in the Allegheny Mountains
Hot Springs, Virginia Bed and Breakfasts in the Allegheny Mountains
And each is hosted by innkeepers who know the countryside of Bath County intimately and will happily provide you days’ worth of suggestions for fun and relaxation in the Allegheny Mountains.
Many area B and Bs and inns offer wedding and event space as well as catering options, giving you the opportunity to enjoy Virginia’s Allegheny Mountains for just about any occasion.
www.discoverbath.com /inns.asp   (435 words)

 Allegheny Uprising Movie Clips
Smith, McDougal, and their friend The Professor are seen here returning to the Allegheny Mountains.
Smith and his people come a bit to late, the area in the background was attacked and destoryed by the Indians.
The people of Allegheny Mountains, are stopping all avenues of approach to the area.
www.fortunecity.com /lavendar/strangelove/2/allegheny.html   (416 words)

 Our Motorcycle trip to the WV mountains - photos of driving in Allegheny Mountains on Worldisround
Driving in Allegheny Mountains - travel photos - Tom and I decided to go for a motorcycle ride into the Mountains of West Virginia, where...
Tom and I decided to go for a motorcycle ride into the Mountains of West Virginia, where we live.
It was a beautiful day, but so hot..as soon as we got up into the hills a little ways the humidity dropped and it cooled off.
www.worldisround.com /articles/5077/index.html   (479 words)

Challenge 8000 - describes a mountain expedition to ascend the 14 highest summits in the world (in the Himalayas) in a single year
Pirin Mountain - highest peak Vihren (2,914 m); 176 mountain lakes and about 100 varieties of rare plants, including the edelweiss and the famous Baikousheva fir, almost 1,300 years old; location of the spa resort of Sandanski and the ski centre Bansko
The Balkan Range - the biggest and longest mountain chain crossing the entire country, highest peak Botev (2,376 m), ideal for hiking tours, steep rocks and intriguing caves, National Revival towns and museum villages, possibilities for ecotourism: Kotel, Zheravna, Tryavna, Arbanassi, Bozhentsi, Etura; source: Welcome to Bulgaria
www.partyguideonline.com /attractions/mountains.html   (535 words)

 25 Bicycle Tours in Maryland: From the Allegheny Mountains to the Chesapeake Bay, Second Edition - Southern Maryland ...
This new second edition features updated cycling tours ranging from the western mountains, to urban waterfronts, to Civil War battlefields.
With a varied terrain that includes the forested slopes of the Allegheny Mountains, hilly farmland along the Pennsylvania border, pine-filled woodlands along the upper Chesapeake Bay, and the flat expanses of the Eastern Shore, Maryland is perfect for cycling adventures.
For this completely revised and updated second edition, Anne Oman has traveled throughout the state to assemble 25 trips, including four new tours, ranging from a day's outing to a weekend inn-to-inn tour.
www.somd.com /Detailed/3063.php   (236 words)

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