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Shenandoah National Park

(Encyclopedia) Shenandoah National Park, 198,081 acres (80,195 hectares), N Va., extending 80 mi (129 km) along the crest of the Blue Ridge. Authorized in 1926, it was fully established as a national park in ...

Luray

(Encyclopedia) Luray lo͝orā´ [key], town (1990 pop. 4,587), seat of Page co., N Va., in the Shenandoah valley, in a farm area; inc. 1812. There is light manufacturing and the town is the headquarters of S...

Waynesboro

(Encyclopedia) Waynesboro, city (1990 pop. 18,549), surrounded by but politically independent of August co., central Va., in the Shenandoah valley ; settled c.1736, inc. as a city 1948. An industrial ce...

Front Royal

(Encyclopedia) Front Royal, city (1990 pop. 11,880), seat of Warren co., N Va., at the junction of South and North forks of Shenandoah River, inc. 1788. Furniture, lumber and building materials, automotive pa...

Harrisonburg

(Encyclopedia) Harrisonburg, city (1990 pop. 30,707), seat of Rockingham co., NW Va., in the Shenandoah Valley; settled 1739, inc. 1916. It is a processing center in a poultry, dairy, and livestock area. Manu...

Shenandoah valley

(Encyclopedia) Shenandoah valley, part of the Great Valley of the Appalachians, c.150 mi (240 km) long, N Va., located between the Blue Ridge and the Allegheny mts. The valley is divided into two parts by Mas...

Blue Ridge

(Encyclopedia) Blue Ridge, eastern range of the Appalachian Mts., extending south from S Pa. to N Ga.; highest mountains in the E United States. Mt. Mitchell, 6,684 ft (2,037 m) high, is the tallest peak. Beg...

Virginia Overview

(Encyclopedia) Virginia, state of the S Middle-Atlantic United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean (E), North Carolina and Tennessee (S), Kentucky and West Virginia (W), and Maryland and the District...

History of Camp David

A brief history of the Presidential mountain retreat and its famous guests by David Johnson President Kennedy with JFK, Jr., at Camp David. (Source: John F. Kennedy Li…

Weather: Thunderstorms

ThunderstormsWeatherThere's No Place Like HomeThunderstormsDoing the TwistThe ChaseStaying Safe in a Storm These powerhouses have their origins in a strong, volatile atmospher…