Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Letter from Heriot Clarkson to Harold L. Ickes
Date July 2, 1934
Description Judge Clarkson asks the Secretary of Interior to consider making the Park-to-Park road a loop, making sure that it passes near Asheville.
Commentary This was written before the parkway plan was finalized. Clarkson notes the need for the road to go through Asheville to please tourists and "save" the region. Clarkson also lists the total tobacco tax collections for the state to make a case for North Carolina to get a return on what it has paid the federal government. Box 4, folder 75.
Location Location Name: Little Switzerland
Parkway Milepost: 330.8
Latitude: 35.849672
Longitude: -82.091147
Creator Individual Heriot Clarkson
Creator Organization Heriot Clarkson Papers
Tags Asheville (N.C.)
Ickes, Harold L.
Little Switzerland (N.C.)
Tobacco tax
Credit Heriot Clarkson Papers, #1313, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill