"Modern Environmental History of Virginia" by B. R. Cohen, 200 - "Nonhuman environmental factors have shaped Virginia's history in ways both subtle and direct. A review of the state's bioregions reveals subtle examples of nature acting to shape Virginia's modern history. Those bioregions, both the subsurface geological features and surface-level watersheds, overlap within the political boundaries of the state."
The Blue Ridge Parkway is a National Parkway and All-American Road in the United States, noted for its scenic beauty. It runs for 469 miles (755 km), mostly along the famous Blue Ridge, a major mountain chain that is part of the Appalachian Mountains." Although work was begun in 1935, it was not completed until 1983. "The Parkway is not a National Park, but is a National Scenic Byway and All-American Road, and is the most visited unit in the United States National Park System."