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Title Letter from T. Max Watson to Heriot Clarkson
Date January 16, 1940
Description Watson, Commissioner Ninth Division at the State Highway Commission, writes that he no longer wishes to discuss the Switzerland Company v. State Highway Commission case. He seems to scold Clarkson by saying that every time a dollar is spent for right-of-way costs, there is a dollar less for road maintenance and construction.
Commentary Reveals some of the bitterness the State Highway Commission felt about their loss in the Switzerland Company case, as well as a sense that right-of-way issues were somewhat trivial. Box 4, folder 83.
Location Location Name: Little Switzerland
Parkway Milepost: 330.8
Latitude: 35.849672
Longitude: -82.091147
Creator Individual T. Max Watson
Tags Blue Ridge Parkway--Right-of-way
Clarkson, Heriot
Little Switzerland (N.C.)
State Highway and Public Works Commission
Switzerland Company
Credit Heriot Clarkson Papers, #1313, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill