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Title Will Route Parkway Around Reservation (Page 1 of 2)
Date July 9, 1935
Description This article reports that the planned Blue Ridge Parkway will not cross the Cherokee Indian reservation as had been originally planned, due to a refusal on the part of the Cherokee council to grant the right-of-way through their land. Instead, says the article, the parkway will skirt the reservation on a ridge-top route.

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Location Location Name: Cherokee Indian Reservation
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 35.4742656
Longitude: -83.3148742
Creator Organization Asheville Citizen Times
Tags Blue Ridge Parkway--Planning
Cammerer, Arno B.
Cherokee (N.C.)
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina
Foght, Harold W.
Credit North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill