appalachians appalachians  /ˌæ pə ˈleɪ tʃənz/


  • (n) a mountain range in the eastern United States extending from Quebec to the Gulf of Mexico; a historic barrier to early westward expansion of the United States



  1. "The distinguished gentleman from West Virginia could be found at his desk until the very end doing the people's business, delivering soul-stirring speeches, a hint of the Appalachians in his voice, stabbing the air with his finger, fiery as ever...
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source:

  2. "Protecting Appalachia's natural heritage is critical in preserving both our musical legacy and the future of our craft," said Harris. "The Appalachians have inspired countless country, folk, bluegrass, gospel and Americana songs. Now those...
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Emmylou Harris Source: Environment News Service

  3. "I grew up in Eastern Kentucky, and like so many Appalachians, just seeing our beautiful mountains and valleys tells me I am home," Judd says in an open letter to the Obama Administration. "Our mountains are our heritage and our legacy to...
    on Mar 6, 2009 By: Ashley Judd Source: Louisville Courier-Journal

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