Driving Through Time - The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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|Title||Indians Not To Vote On Scenic Parkway Plan (Page 2 of 2)|
|Date||October 15, 1937|
|Description||Continued from page 1 of 2 Article reporting on the decision of Eastern Band Of Cherokee chief Jarrett Blythe to not hold an election to vote on the Federal proposal to exchange Smoky Mountain land for the Blue Ridge Parkway right-of-way through Soco Valley. Blythe is reported as having canceled the election due to perceived "misinformation" among the tribe members. Also mentions vice chief Fred Bauer as having instigated the opposition to the proposal.|
Location Name: Soco Gap
Parkway Milepost: 455.0
|Creator Organization||Asheville Citizen Times|
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina
Foght, Harold W.
Ickes, Harold L.
|Credit||North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|