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Title Route For Parkway Is Designated As Far As Blowing Rock In N. C. (Page 1 of 2)
Date July 20, 1934
Description This article reports that Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes has announced the authorization of the Parkway route as far south as Blowing Rock in North Carolina. Ickes intends to inspect the proposed routes south of Blowing Rock after he returns from a vacation in the West. Also mentions Ickes' preference for a 1000 foot-wide right-of-way when possible.

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Location Location Name: Blowing Rock
Parkway Milepost: 290.0
Latitude: 36.135129
Longitude: -81.6776059
Creator Organization Asheville Citizen Times
Tags Blue Ridge Parkway--Planning
Blue Ridge Parkway--Right-of-way
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Ickes, Harold L.
Credit North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill