Appalachian Region Research Paper

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The Appalachian Region is an ideal place to live; that is if you don’t mind cool damp weather for most of the year. Many people are drawn to the region because of the variety of jobs and the beautiful scenery. The region is made up of a wide mountain range. This range is the most famous in the country, besides the Rockies. Unlike the Rockies, the Appalachians are a more gentle landscape. This soft range of mountains that stretches throughout the country’s four Maritime Provinces (New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador), is composed of rolling hills, valleys, crests, highlands and coastal fjords. The land is mostly the remains of a mountain range that has eroded and deteriorated overtime due to natural causes such as glaciers. There are many little islands along the coast. The features of this region provide the people who inhabit it with plenty of jobs and recreational activities. Some of these activities include fishing, hiking, camping, boating and even hunting during local hunting seasons. As for jobs, the main companies of the region revolve around mining, fishing and lumber.…show more content…
These rocks contain many non-metallic and metallic minerals that developed over thousands of years, as a result of the continued heat and pressure from ancient volcanic activity. These minerals are used for a variety of purposes, such as highway construction, building stones, chalk, plaster, wall board and even electricity. Some of these minerals are limestone, gypsum, sandstone and flint. However, these might be valuable minerals, coal is the most important resource of the region. The Coal Industry is the main source of the regions wealth and prosperity. The coal from this mountain range is used all around the world for electricity. The industry provides thousands of jobs for the Appalachians people and is what keeps there economy at a

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