Documenting the American South

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Title New Visitor Center Built Atop Grandfather Mountain
Date October 15, 1961
Description Reports on completed construction of a new visitor center built upon Grandfather Mountain. Details materials used for and quality of construction and the modern structure's ability to withstand strong winds. Discusses plans for construction of a natural history museum and a predicted public opening for next Spring.
Location Location Name: Grandfather Mountain
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.111239
Longitude: -81.8114991
Creator Organization Asheville Citizen Times
Tags Construction
Grandfather Mountain (N.C.)
Hartmann, Charles C., Jr.
Visitors' centers
Credit North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill