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Title Little Switzerland Area Boasts Many Top Tourist Attractions
Title Note Includes a subtitle above which reads, "Swiss-Type Village Under Construction."
Date July 27, 1958
Description Reports on progress made in the expansion and improvement of facilities for tourists and summer residents of Little Switzerland -- a community bisected by the Blue Ridge Parkway. Details the construction of hotels and community structures influenced by Swiss architecture. Also mentioned are nearby mines and other geographic points near Little Switzerland which attract tourists to the town.
Location Location Name: Little Switzerland
Parkway Milepost: 330.8
Latitude: 35.849672
Longitude: -82.091147
Creator Individual Ashton Chapman
Creator Organization Asheville Citizen Times
Tags Architecture
Big Crabtree Emerald Mine
Cessna, William
Chestnut Ridge (N.C.)
Church buildings
Gillespie Gap (N.C.)
McKinney Mine (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy of Asheville Citizen Times