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Title Groundbreaking Ceremony
Date October 22, 1968
Description U.S. Senator Sam Ervin Jr. speaking at groundbreaking ceremony for final link of Blue Ridge Parkway. Peaks of Grandfather Mountain can be seen in 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 Avery County (N.C.)
Ervin, Sam J.
Grandfather Mountain (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway