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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. Beginning ...

East Ridge

(Encyclopedia)East Ridge, town (2020 pop. 22,167), Hamilton co., SE Tenn., a suburb of Chattanooga, near the Ga. border; inc. 1921. It is chiefly residential. ...

Park Ridge

(Encyclopedia)Park Ridge, city (1990 pop. 36,175), Cook co., NE Ill., a suburb adjacent to Chicago, on the Des Plaines River; inc. 1873. It is chiefly residential. Several national and international corporations ha...

Pea Ridge

(Encyclopedia)Pea Ridge, chain of hills, NW Ark., where the Civil War battle of Pea Ridge (or Elkhorn Tavern) was fought Mar. 6–8, 1862. Earl Van Dorn, leading a large Confederate command, which included Sterling...

Oak Ridge

(Encyclopedia)Oak Ridge, city (1990 pop. 27,310), Anderson and Roane counties, E Tenn., on Black Oak Ridge and the Clinch River; founded by the U.S. government 1942, inc. as an independent city 1959. For years Oak ...

Salair Ridge

(Encyclopedia)Salair Ridge sələērˈ [key], range, c.200 mi (320 km) long, E Siberian Russia. Extending along the northern border of the Altai Territory, it rises to more than 2,000 ft (610 m) and forms the weste...

Ridge, Tom

(Encyclopedia)Ridge, Tom (Thomas Joseph Ridge), 1945–, U.S. politician and government official, first secretary of Homeland Security (2003–5), b. Munhall, Pa. A graduate of Harvard (1967) and the Dickinson Scho...

Glen Ridge

(Encyclopedia)Glen Ridge, borough (2020 pop. 7,802), Essex co., NE N.J., a residential suburb of New York City; inc. 1895. Originally part of Bloomfield Township, the...

Wheat Ridge

(Encyclopedia)Wheat Ridge, city (1990 pop. 29,419), Jefferson co., N central Colo., a suburb of Denver; inc. 1969. Chiefly residential, Wheat Ridge is the site of an annual carnation festival. ...

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