Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Push Work on 160-Miles Parkway Link
Date December 11, 1938
Description Reports on the progress of construction on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina, which is beginning to take form in several sections between Asheville and the North Carolina/Virginia border. Indicates that several sections near Asheville are expected to be completed within the near future. Also mentions difficulties in acquiring land for the road's right-of-way South of Asheville due to disagreements with the Eastern Band of Cherokees.
Location Location Name: Asheville
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 35.60095
Longitude: -82.55402
Creator Organization Asheville Citizen Times
Tags Blue Ridge Parkway--Planning
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Construction delays
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina
Credit North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill