Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Groundbreaking Ceremony
Title Note Grandfather Mountain Section
Date October 22, 1968
Description Left to right: Governor Dan K. Moore and "Mr. Bill" digging with a shovel at the groundbreaking ceremony for the final link of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Superintendent Liles (in uniform) invites others to join. Peaks of Grandfather Mountain can be seen in the background. Image taken from the National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway Headquarters on October 22, 1968.
Location Location Name: Grandfather Mountain
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.111239
Longitude: -81.8114991
Tags Blue Ridge Parkway Association
Grandfather Mountain (N.C.)
Moore, Dan K.
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway