The geographic territory in which we live was developed through the centuries in a manner that included oceans and glaciers too big it\u2019s hard to imagine.\r\n\r\nIf you are taking a mobile vacation this summer, you might try the Piedmont area on one side of the mountain ranges and the mountains and valleys of West Virginia on the western side. That\u2019s how they were left after a large sea and glacier receded.\r\n\r\nThe geographic makeup can be observed along I-68. A rest area pinpoints the separation of the mountains and valleys of the Mountain State and the less mountainous area east to the Atlantic Ocean and Tidewater area.\r\n\r\nActually the eastern area is divided into four different sections. One begins at the Atlantic Ocean and goes westward to a Fall Line, a granite ridge connecting Fredericksburg, Richmond, Petersburg and other cities to the north, the Tidewater area.\r\n\r\nWest of the Tidewater area are the Piedmont\u00a0 and Blue Ridge Mountains. that leads to the Appalachian Valley.\r\n\r\nBetween the top of the Alleghenies and Lake Erie is part of the Allegheny Plateau. Land immediately to the west is the Central Lowland and Plain. That\u2019s West Virginia with its combination of fertile soil and fine climate.\r\n\r\nIt also has \u201ceasy communication and possibilities for manufacturing and commerce, according to early geologists. Temperature between warmest and coldest is 20 degrees.\r\n\r\nThe Allegheny Highland has an area of about 6,000 square miles. Because of its scenery West Virginia has the name Mountain State. Its topography causes its varied climate and ample rainfall.\r\n\r\nThe state\u2019s natural resources represent vegetative life aged from an ancient sea bed.\r\n\r\nRivers poured mud, sand and stones under conditions that led to the formation of\u00a0 the area now known as West Virginia. Under the conditions present stones were formed.\r\n\r\nIn deeper parts of the sea, from its shores were many marine animals that shed their shells and skeletons that fell to the bottom and pressure cemented them into limestone, a prime state product in this 21st Century.\r\n\r\nThrough the\u00a0 ages the processes continued and coal also was developed. The geologists explain the formation of the state\u2019s Natural Wonders are now tourist attractions. The emergence of rivers in the north and east was gradual.\r\n\r\nPotomac, South Branch and New rivers and others cut beds across the rising surface.\r\n\r\nThe Ohio River originally flowed north to create lakes and possibly a sea.\r\n\r\nThe glacial movement from the north cut rivers into lakes and left the Ohio as it is today.\r\n\r\nLakes in the West Virginia area were drained completely dry.\r\n\r\nGlacial movements also left deposits of gravel and fertile soils. Much of the soil had large amounts of sandstone. West Virginia has nothing but sedimentary rocks. Thus, there is nothing but bituminous coal. Pennsylvania has the \u201chard coal\u201d and some \u201csoft.\u201d\r\n\r\nTourist attractions include \u201cHanging Rock,\u201d in the South Branch River in Hampshire County. The rocks reach 300 feet, while the state\u2019s highest point, Spruce Knob is over 4,600 feet.\r\n\u201cThe Trough\u201d in Hardy County the South Branch travels 7 miles between the \u201cImage Rocks.\u201d\r\n\r\nBlackwater Falls in nearby Tucker County is at the bottom of the Blackwater River that travels down a hillside. It not only is a site of beauty but is a state park, with many attractions.\r\n\r\nThe Blackwater River flows into the Cheat River, that flows into\u00a0Cheat Lake (Lake Lynn) that empties into the Monongahela River at Point Marion, Pa.\r\n\r\nSeneca Rocks in Pendleton County is said to be a \u201cpicturesque scene of the Far West.\u201d Seneca Caverns is nearby at Riverton.