Shenandoah National Park in the northern Blue Ridge Mountains of
Virginia was created in 1926 to preserve an area of natural beauty and provide
recreational opportunities for the people in the surrounding region. Long populated
by Siouan- and Iroquoian-speaking Indians, the area was first opened for settlement
by whites early in the eighteenth century. When the National Park Service expressed
an interest in a park in the Appalachian Mountains, a group of . . .
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