Talk:Blue Ridge Mountains

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Why does the first section, 2nd paragraph say, "Within the Blue Ridge province, some people are stinky?" This should be removed because it is offensive and doesn't relate to anything being said. I don't know how to do this. [User:Breeze530] 27 April 2009 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Breeze530 (talkcontribs) 00:42, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

Unless I'm mistaken, the Shenandoah Mountains are not part of the Blue Ridge province, so I'm removing it from the list of mountains; and adding a few others. Pfly 21:04, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

Grandfather Mountain has a maximum elevation of 5,964 feet. The promoters at Grandfather Mountain (which is a sort of natural theme-park) claim thier peak as the highest in the Blue Ridge Mountains. On the other hand, Mount Mitchell enjoys a superior elevation of 6,684 feet abouve sea level (USGS). Mount Mitchell is normally identified as a constituent of the short, high, Black Mountain Range. However, the Black Mountains are themselves a constituent of the Blue Ridge, which runs the length of Appalachia. For this reason, I'm changing the note about the highest peak in the range to reflect Mount Mitchell. eoo2 18:16, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

The Great Smoky Mountains and Roan Mountain do not belong. Both are along the North Carolina-Tennessee border which is further west than the Blue Ridge Mountains. – KarlHallowell (talk) 02:27, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
I stand corrected. The two above would be included in the geological region defined as the Blue Ridge Mountains. I think it would be worthwhile to distinguish between the mountains that are part of the geographical Blue Ridge Mountain chain and the larger region that includes the Smokies and Roan Mountain. – KarlHallowell (talk) 02:30, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

External links[edit]

I just removed an external link to site which does offer a "blue ridge" portal, but is sells advertising on that portal. The anon editor added it back stating that it was was "approved" and had been here for two years (Earliest I could find it added was [here] in July of 2006 by and anon editor and it has been removed multiple times since then. This site seems obviously commercial to me and trying to advertise its site by having an external link. If folks interpret the site differently I'll defer to consensus, but this seems to be exactly what Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not#ADVERTISING says should not be linked in Wikipedia. --Roswell native (talk) 22:20, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

The 'highest peak' thing again.[edit]

In spite of what the people who own (and promote, and sell tickets to...) Grandfather Mountain may claim, the Black Mountain range is part of the Blue Ridge Mountains (look at just about any map from a neutral party) and therefore Mount Mitchell is not just the highest point in the Blue Ridge, but in the Appalachians as a whole. 'Card (talk) 23:21, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Music: Take me Home, Country Roads[edit]

Reference to John Denver's Take Me Home, Country Roads was recently deleted from the Music section and I've seen this reference be deleted before and I'm dumbfounded as to why. The song prominently mentions the Blue Ridge Mountains along with the Shenandoah River. Even though the song states West Virginia, the authors were clearly in the Blue Ridge Mountains and the song is based on the Blue Ridge Mountains.[1] I added it back because the music section is about songs the feature the Blue Ridge Mountains which that song clearly does and it's probably one of the best known songs to mention the Blue Ridge Mountains. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dbroer (talkcontribs) 13:14, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

Please pay attention. I did not delete "Country Roads". I moved it to second place because of its prominence. Now it's in there twice. If you want to tweak the wording, such as adding the Take Me Home part, fine, but let's not list it twice! Cheers, Til Eulenspiegel /talk/ 13:18, 12 July 2013 (UTC) Also, the last 4 or 5 miles or so of the Shenandoah do run through Jefferson County, WV, so my wording is more accurate than yours! Til Eulenspiegel /talk/ 13:20, 12 July 2013 (UTC)
My apologies then. I didn't see the duplicate entry so I deleted mine and tweaked your wording and added some additional references because I've seen this entry deleted before and I'm not sure why. Thanks for pointing out the duplicate though. I'll have to pay more attention to what Wikipedia is showing as differences because it it didn't show that when I looked. Dbroer (talk) 13:43, 12 July 2013 (UTC)