Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title State Backs Morton In Parkway Row
Date April 18, 1962
Description Reports on Governor Sanford's statement that the state of North Carolina will not acquire right-of-way for a higher level route of the Blue Ridge Parkway across Hugh Morton's Grandfather Mountain; and declares the state not to possess legal authority to claim it. Discusses the three choices the park service is left with in terms of a right-of-way and construction.
Location Location Name: Grandfather Mountain
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.111239
Longitude: -81.8114991
Creator Organization Asheville Citizen Times
Tags Blue Ridge Parkway--Planning
Blue Ridge Parkway--Right-of-way
Grandfather Mountain (N.C.)
Morton, Hugh
National Park Service
Raleigh (N.C.)
Sanford, Terry
Wirth, Conrad L.
Credit North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill