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Title Letter from Heriot Clarkson to R. Getty Browning
Date January 12, 1939
Description Very sarcastic letter by Clarkson to Browning, the Senior Locating and Claim Engineer at the State Highway Commission. Clarkson attacks Browning's views of justice and makes some threatening statements about the Mass Meeting Committee's desire to print a second pamphlet about his negligence at Little Switzerland.
Commentary Shows how antagonistic Clarkson was. A few of the references in the letter also show Clarkson's paternalistic views of the "mountain people". Box 11.
Location Location Name: Little Switzerland
Parkway Milepost: 330.8
Latitude: 35.849672
Longitude: -82.091147
Creator Individual Heriot Clarkson
Tags Blue Ridge Parkway--Right-of-way
Browning, R. Getty
Little Switzerland (N.C.)
Mass meeting (Little Switzerland, N.C.)
State Highway and Public Works Commission
Credit Francis O. Clarkson Papers, #3275, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.