Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

About this Image

Title Groundbreaking Ceremony
Date October 22, 1968
Description U.S. House of Representative's James H. Broyhill speaking at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Blue Ridge Parkway. Broyhill is speaking near Grandfather Mountain. Image taken from the National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway Headquarters and taken on October 22, 1968.
Location Location Name: Grandfather Mountain
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.111239
Longitude: -81.8114991
Tags Avery County (N.C.)
Broyhill, James T.
Grandfather Mountain (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway