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Geography Chapter 7: The Southern States


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the mountain range shared by Tennessee and North Carolina
The Great Smokies
a region of the Eastern United States including the Appalachian Mountains, famous for mountain traditions, folk music, arts, crafts, and also poverty
the mountain system of Eastern North America extending c. 2,574 km from Eastern Canada to central Alabama
Appalachian Mountains
a smaller version of a dome
an area of land located at the foot of a mountain or mountain range
the world's largest cave
Mammoth Cave, Kentucky
the road that links Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina
Linn Cove Viaduct
a mineral formation that looks like a waterfall flowing down a cave wall
flowstone drapery
a hole caused by river erosion
natural bridge
cave explorer
the plateau region of the Eastern United States from New York to Alabama between the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic coastal plain
The Piedmont
hard coal, the least common of the three types
anthracite coal
a broad, rounded mountaintop
Kentucky's far west, a part of the low plain that runs along the Mississippi River
The Purchase
the region in northern Kentucky along the Ohio River; named for the flower of a local grass
The Bluegrass
a huge hole caused by the weathering of rocks
the most famous of the flowstone draperies
Frozen Niagara in Mammoth Cave, Kentucky
a low-grade soft coal mined in West Virginia
bituminous coal
the local name for Kentucky's portion of a low interior plateau west of the Cumberland Plateau
Pennyroyal Plateau
the rugged region west of the Appalachian Mountains
Appalachian Plateau
the type of coal with high moisture content, so burns with less heat and more smoke
lignite, or "brown" coal
the only town in the United States that crosses a whole state (the northern panhandle of West Virginia)
the name of the Appalachian Plateau in Kentucky and Tennessee
Cumberland Plateau
a region where water seeping through soft limestone has produced sinkholes, underground streams, and caverns
an overhang caused by boulders falling away from the hillside
rock house
the name of the Appalachian Plateau in West Virginia
Allegheny Plateau
the two main parts of the Appalachian Plateau
Allegheny and Cumberland Plateaus
the agency established in 1933 that regulates the Tennessee River and its tributaries in seven states
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

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