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Title Dedication Ceremonies-E.B. Jeffress Park
Date June 27, 1968
Description Photograph shows a ranger unveiling a sign in front of a crowd at the E. B. Jeffress Park at mile post 272 in section 2E of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Noted: (back to camera) Chf. Rang. Ashley. L to R: Gov. Moore. Mr. Carl Jeffress, Mrs. Broyhill (wife of Cong. Dir. Hartzog), Mrs. W.W. Wheley, Reg. Dir. Price, Rev. E.B. Jeffress, Comm. J.M. Hunt, Supt. G.B. Liles.
Commentary E.B. Jeffress was very involved in the highway committee as well as many other projects, including the civil rights movement. Within the park grounds is the house and church of Jesse Brown, an African-American preacher.
Location Location Name: E.B. Jeffress Park
Parkway Milepost: 272.0
Latitude: 36.2416667
Longitude: -81.4833333
Creator Individual Don DeFoe
Tags E.B. Jeffress Park (N.C.)
Jeffress, E.B. (Edwin Bedford)
Moore, Dan K.
Signs and signboards
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway