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Alleghenies   /ˌæləgˈeɪniz/  /ˈæləgˌɛniz/   Listen
Alleghenies

noun
1.
The western part of the Appalachian Mountains; extending from northern Pennsylvania to southwestern Virginia.  Synonym: Allegheny Mountains.






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"Alleghenies" Quotes from Famous Books



... officer in the 5th United States Colored Troops, the first colored regiment raised west of the Alleghenies, just before the massacre of colored troops at Fort Pillow, and knowing so much of the fidelity and valor and good service of those troops in the war to the Nation, to which they then owed so little, I have special interest in the enlightenment ...
— American Missionary, Volume 43, No. 3, March, 1889 • Various

... three parallel chains, the Cumberlands, Alleghenies, and Blue Ridge. Like a giant backbone the Blue Ridge, beginning in the southwest portion of Old Virginia, continues northeasterly, holding together along its mountainous vertebrae some eight southern states; northeastern Kentucky, ...
— Blue Ridge Country • Jean Thomas

... is not wholly the case at present—no rights that a white man was bound to respect. But the Indians were still many and the settlers were few. To a great leader, who of course could not take into account the mighty force behind the Anglo-Saxon ranks that first marched over the Alleghenies, it would still seem practical to band the red men together in a vast confederation and drive the invaders back again beyond the Ohio and the mountains. This was Tecumsch's splendid plan. This was the design to which he devoted his life, and which ...
— Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 2 of 8 • Various

... cleared and fenced their land. The fortifications were kept only as a refuge in time of an attack by the Indians—which, however, was not infrequent, because the French in the North coveted the rich lands beyond the Alleghenies, and incited the Indians to warfare against the white people who were settling there. It was the sturdy pioneers of Kentucky, acting in the name of Virginia, who held the frontier against the encroachments of the French, as the ...
— The story of Kentucky • Rice S. Eubank

... republican interests to work together to expel Spain and to seize Louisiana? Moreover, there was a belief, not without grounds, that the older States which formed the American union were indifferent to the needs and interests of the country west of the Alleghenies and would be more relieved than afflicted if it should take its destinies into its own hands. Such considerations animated a group of Americans in Paris, among whose prominent members were Thomas Paine, the pamphleteer, Joel ...
— Washington and His Colleagues • Henry Jones Ford

... valley of the Watauga River, in what is now Eastern Tennessee. The two volumes whose titles are given above trace the history of this mountain settlement from the time that this pioneer crossed the Alleghenies down to the death of John Sevier, Sept. 24, 1815. These books are of much more than ordinary interest to the readers of the AMERICAN MISSIONARY. James R. Gilmore (Edmund Kirke) has put the same power of graphic description, the simple yet thrilling narrative, which ...
— The American Missionary, Volume XLII. No. 10. October 1888 • Various

... profession the additional income made by running camps for boys and girls during the long vacation. They stretch, these camps, in rapidly extending area from Canada through Maine and northern New England, into the Adirondacks and the Alleghenies, and then across toward the Northwest and the Rockies. It is quite safe to assert that there is not a private school of importance that does not take under its protection and support at least one such institution, while ...
— How To Write Special Feature Articles • Willard Grosvenor Bleyer

... through and through an American. He is the first native of the region west of the Alleghenies to attain to the highest station; and how happy it is that the man who was brought forward as the natural outgrowth and first fruits of that region should have been of unblemished purity in private life, a good son, a kind husband, a most affectionate ...
— Our American Holidays: Lincoln's Birthday • Various

... people who migrated to the new States west of the Alleghenies carried with them the forms of local government which have just been described as growing up in the colonies. This statement needs some modification, for nowhere in the West was the pure town type adopted. Everywhere in the North we find the mixed type, while the Southern ...
— Our Government: Local, State, and National: Idaho Edition • J.A. James

... of education in Michigan, as in all of the new states west of the Alleghenies, came from the important provision made by the Federal Government in 1785 for a system of surveys of the public lands. These had eventually been deeded to the Government by the different states as the only practicable settlement of conflicting claims which ...
— The University of Michigan • Wilfred Shaw



Words linked to "Alleghenies" :   Appalachian Mountains, Mountain State, Old Dominion State, range, Old Dominion, pa, Appalachians, chain of mountains, range of mountains, Pennsylvania, chain, VA, Virginia, Keystone State, WV, West Virginia, mountain range, mountain chain



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