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WV’s Four Geographic Regions

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1 WV’s Four Geographic Regions

2 Potomac Section Home to many apple and peach orchards
Where the Golden Delicious Apple originated Home of the first “spa” Close to nation’s capital Includes Harpers Ferry Fairfax Stone located here

3 Potomac Section Name 3 festivals held here
What historical figures spent time in this region of WV? Identify one form of transportation that attracts many travelers

4 Allegheny Highlands Gave WV its nickname Home of many natural wonders
Contains Spruce Knob Some areas over 4,000 feet high Sparsely populated Home of the Mountain State Forest Festival

5 Allegheny Highlands Identify three tourist attractions
Name two immigrant groups who settled in the region Find the two WV counties who are considered the largest and are located here Give three natural wonders you can visit in this region

6 Allegheny Plateau Home of the New River
Also contains WV’s largest man-made lake; Summersville Lake Contains lots of shale, limestone, sandstone WV’s largest tourist destination Diverse heritage

7 Allegheny Plateau Identify three ethnic groups who settled here
Is the capital of WV in this region? When was the New River Bridge completed? What is the regions largest tourist attraction? Who was the lady who took a great “leap” and why?

8 Ohio River Valley Home to cities such as Parkersburg, Huntington, Wheeling Blennerhasset Island Glass, steel, textile production big here Location of several wildlife management areas Contains several islands

9 Ohio River Valley Explain the story behind the Blennerhasset scandal
Name two festivals in the region Identify three counties found here Was this the home to WV’s first capital?

10 Southern vs. Northern More rural Most jobs center around coal mining
Less populated Different traditions and ways of life Home of MU A more negative stereotype Larger cities More populated Different accents Focus on production of steel Home of WVU Say they are the most “civilized” of WV

11 Southern vs. Northern

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