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Title Letter from Heriot Clarkson to Annie Clarkson
Date March 12, 1940
Description Judge Clarkson writes his sister about a memorial to their mother. He also informs her of the Switzerland Company's win in their legal battle against the State Highway Commission. The lawsuit is characterized as "the best fight I ever made against the meanest element that has ever had anything to do with the State of North Carolina."
Commentary This very personal letter shows how proud Judge Clarkson was of his battle with the State Highway Commission. Box 4, folder 84.
Location Location Name: Little Switzerland
Parkway Milepost: 330.8
Latitude: 35.849672
Longitude: -82.091147
Creator Individual Heriot Clarkson
Tags Clarkson, Annie
Little Switzerland (N.C.)
State Highway and Public Works Commission
Credit Heriot Clarkson Papers, #1313, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill