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Title The Case Against Parkway Fees
Date March 15, 1958
Description Editorializes the historical debate opposing the imposition of toll payment for vehicle entrance on the Blue Ridge Parkway to be enacted 1 June 1958. The author cites a lack of documentary evidence and long-standing opposition to fees by Blue Ridge Parkway planners and legislators as reason for 16 years of opposition. Reports Governor Hodges, North Carolina delegates in Congress, and other state representatives plan to protest the fees and ask the National Park Service to rescind the order; the author supports these actions.
Creator Organization Asheville Citizen Times
Tags Editorials
Ehringhaus, J.C.B. (John Christoph Blucher)
Hodges, Luther Hartwell
Jeffress, E.B. (Edwin Bedford)
National Park Service
Toll roads
Washington (D.C.)
Credit North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill