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Title Letter from Heriot Clarkson to Julia L. Clarkson
Date January 24, 1940
Description Judge Clarkson tells his cousin about the Switzerland Company's win in their lawsuit against the State Highway Commission. He says he is "vindicated" and humorously notes that the jury deliberated for 25 minutes, effectively awarding him $1000 for every minute they were out. The letter affirms that most of the settlement went to pay the Switzerland Company's debts. Judge Clarkson also mentions his sisters Ida Clarkson Jones and Annie Clarkson.
Commentary Box 4, folder 83.
Location Location Name: Little Switzerland
Parkway Milepost: 330.8
Latitude: 35.849672
Longitude: -82.091147
Creator Individual Heriot Clarkson
Tags Clarkson, Julia L.
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