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Welcome to your virtual tour of Georgia!!!

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  1. Welcome to your virtual tour of Georgia!!! 1) Please take a seat on the bus. 5) Relax and wait for the tour to depart!

  2. Preview Using the word splash below, create six categories and group together words that you think go together. Label each of your categories. rolling hills Appalachian Trail Blue Ridge pre-historic ocean Ridge & ValleyGolden Isles “foot of the mountains” TAG Corner Inner Coastal Plain regionLookout MountainFall Line Outer Coastal Plain parallel ridges brasstown Bald Cloudland CanyonStone MountainGeorgia open valleys Barrier Islands Piedmont Providence CanyonOkefenokee SwampAppalachian Plateau

  3. Enjoy the Piedmont Welcome Center!!!

  4. Piedmont Welcome Center Welcome to the Piedmont Region of Georgia!!! General information Located just north of the Fall Line and south of the mountain regions of north Georgia, the Piedmont is often referred to as the “heartland” of the state. The name for this region is based on its location and means “foot of the mountains.” The Piedmont region is the second largest physiographic region in the state and contains about half of the state’s population. Description Looking out across the Piedmont there are sloping hills and valleys in the north. While in the southern part of the region flatlands can be found. This region was known as the cotton belt of antebellum days Underneath the surface in the Piedmont, areas of bedrock (solid rock) consisting of granite, gneiss, & marble can be found . The soil in this region is clay. • Land Use • Land use in the Piedmont includes manufacturing, cropland, forestry, grazing and woodland as well as some mining. • Rivers • Chattahoochee River • Flint River • Ocmulgee River • Oconee River • Lakes in the Piedmont • Lake Lanier • Lake Sinclair • West Point Lake • Hartwell Lake • J. Strom Thurmond Lake • Lake Oconee • Lake Russell

  5. Piedmont Crops Wheat Soybeans Corn Livestock Raised in Piedmont Cattle Poultry Natural Resources Granite Feldspar • Climate • The Piedmont region has hot summers and mild winters. It is usually hot and humid during the summer months. The growing season is from 210 to 240 days. The annual rainfall in the Piedmont ranges from 48 to 56 inches. • Festivals • Dogwood Festival in Atlanta • Yellow Daisy Festival at • Stone Mountain Oconee National Forest Industry Many industries have been founded in the Piedmont Region including the following: Chick-fil-a Coca-Cola Home Depot Rich’s Department Store

  6. Enjoy the Blue Ridge Welcome Center!!!

  7. Blue Ridge Welcome Center • Land Use • The Blue Ridge Region contains less than one percent of Georgia’s prime farmland. Most land is used for forestry, grazing, and woodland. • Rivers • Chattahoochee River • Chattooga River • Savannah River • Toccoa River • Lakes for Recreation • Blue Ridge Lake • Chattuge Lake • Lake Burton • Lake Rabun • Nottely Lake Welcome to the Blue Ridge Region of Georgia!!! General information Located in the northeastern corner of the state, the Blue Ridge Region is known for its rugged beauty. This region contains Georgia’s highest and largest group of mountains and Georgia’s highest peak, Brasstown Bald. The beginning of the Appalachian Trail is found in Blue Ridge. The Blue Ridge Mountains form the first barrier to warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico. Therefore, the highest annual rainfall in the state can be found here as well as Georgia’s highest erosion rate. Description The bluish tint of the mountain range is the first defining characteristic of this region. The mountains are heavily forested and filled with hardwoods such as hickory and oak trees. Many tourist landmarks can be found here. Toccoa River Skiing

  8. Blue Ridge Crops Apples Corn Natural Resources Hardwood Timber Gold Marble Alpine Helen Industry Cabbage Patch Kids founded in Cleveland • Climate • The Blue Ridge Region has warm summers and moderately cold winters. The growing season is from less than 180 days to 210 days in some portions of the region. The annual rainfall in the Blue Ridge is over 56 inches. • Festivals • Apple Festival in Ellijay • Georgia Mountain Festival in • Hiawassee • Gold Rush Days in Dahlonega

  9. Enjoy the Ridge & Valley Welcome Center!!!

  10. Ridge & Valley Welcome Center • Land Use • Land use in the Ridge and Valley includes manufacturing, cropland, forestry, grazing and woodland. • Rivers • Coosa River • Etowah River • Oostanaula River • Lakes in the Ridge & Valley • Allatoona Lake • Carters Lake • Etowah Indian Mounds Welcome to the Ridge & Valley Region of Georgia!!! General information Located between the Blue Ridge Region and the Appalachian Plateau in Region in north Georgia, the Ridge and Valley is known for its carpeting industry. The city of Dalton is found here and is known as “The Carpet Capital of the World.” Description The parallel ridges and open valleys of this region give rise to its name . Small farms can be seen on the valley floors while the ridges remain forest-covered. The ridges are composed of sandstone. The valley floors were formed from limestone, shale, and other sedimentary deposits. Etowah River Allatoona Lake

  11. Ridge and Valley Crops Corn Soybeans Wheat Cotton Livestock Raised in Ridge and Valley Cattle Poultry Natural Resources Limestone Barite • Climate • The Ridge and Valley Region has warm summers and moderately cold winters. The growing season is from less than 180 to 210 days. The annual rainfall in the Ridge and Valley ranges from 52 to 56 inches. • Festivals • Prater’s Mill in Varnell • Wagon Train in Chatsworth • Chief Vann House The Chief Vann House is known as the “Showplace of the Cherokee Nation.” The home was the first brick home built within the Cherokee Nation in 1804. Chattahoochee National Forest Industry Carpet Manufacturing

  12. Enjoy the Appalachian Plateau Welcome Center!!

  13. Appalachian Plateau Welcome Center • Land Use • Land use in the Appalachian Plateau consists of forestry and grazing and woodland. • Mountains & Canyons • Lookout Mountain • Sand Mountain • Cloudland Canyon Welcome to the Appalachian Plateau Region of Georgia!!! General information Located in the northwestern corner of the state, the Appalachian Plateau is the smallest physiographic region in Georgia. It is known as the Cumberland Plateau. The TAG Corner can be found in this region and is where Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia meet. Description Limestone caves, deep canyons, and unique rock formations can easily be seen in this region. Waterfalls over layers of sandstone and shale millions of years old can be viewed here. Cloudland Canyon

  14. Appalachian Plateau Crops Corn Soybeans Natural Resources Coal (Ga.’s only known source) Climate The Appalachian Plateau Region has warm summers and moderately cold winters. The growing season is less than 180 days. The annual rainfall in the Appalachian Plateau ranges from 52 to 56 inches. Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park Attractions The oldest and largest National Military Park in the country, Chickamauga & Chattanooga was the site of the second bloodiest battle during the Civil War. Rock City Anna Ruby Falls

  15. Enjoy the Inner Coastal Plain Welcome Center!!!

  16. Inner Coastal Plain Welcome Center Welcome to the Coastal Plain (Inner) Region of Georgia!!! General information Located in the southern part of the state, the Coastal Plain is the largest physiographic region in the state. During prehistoric times, it was completely covered by the ocean. The beginning of this region is marked by the Fall Line. It is divided into the Inner Coastal Plain and the Outer Coastal Plain. Description Flat land with low relief and flat to gentle slopes is the first noticeable difference in this region. Rivers flow more slowly in this region and generally become wider as they flow toward the coasts due to the flat land. This is the major agricultural region in the state and contains the Vidalia Upland (where ideal soil for growing Vidalia onions is found) and the Dougherty Plain (where ideal soil for growing peanuts, pecans, and corn is found). • Land Use • Land use in the Inner Coastal Plain includes manufacturing, mining, cropland, grazing, and woodland. • Rivers • Alapaha River • Altamaha River • Flint River • Ogeechee River • Ocmulgee River • Oconee River • Satila River • Savannah River • St. Mary’s River • Lakes in the Inner Coastal Plain • Lake Seminole • Walter F. George Reservoir Ocmulgee River Savannah River

  17. Inner Coastal Plain • Climate • The Inner Coastal Plain has hot summers and mild winters. It is usually hot and humid during the summer months. The growing season is from 240 to 270 days. The annual rainfall in the Inner Coastal Plain ranges from less than 48 inches to 56 inches in the southwestern corner. • Festivals • Big Pig Jig in Vienna • Cherry Blossom Festival in • Macon • Georgia Peach Festival in • Fort Valley • Mossy Creek Barnyard Festival • in Perry Crops Peanuts Pecans Peaches Corn Onions Cotton Watermelon Livestock Raised in Coastal Plain (Inner) Cattle Poultry Natural Resources Sand and Gravel Kaolin (clay) Fuller’s Earth (clay) Limestone Bauxite Industry Founded in Inner Coastal Plain