Driving Through Time - The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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|Title||After 11 Years, Morton Is Still King Of Grandfather Mountain (Page 1 of 2)|
|Date||October 27, 1963|
|Description||Reports on the 11 dispute over use of right-of-way for construction of parkway on Grandfather Mountain between Conrad Wirth of the National Park Service and Hugh Morton -- private owner of Grandfather Mountain. Discusses Morton's opinions of how a higher road would destroy wildlife and negatively affect tourism; and details Wirth and the National Park Service's reasons for not proceeding with construction with right-of-way previously purchased.
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Location Name: Grandfather Mountain
Parkway Milepost: None
|Creator Individual||Sam Morton|
|Creator Organization||Asheville Citizen Times|
Blue Ridge Parkway--Planning
Blue Ridge Parkway--Right-of-way
Browning, R. Getty
Graham, A. H.
Grandfather Mountain (N.C.)
Greensboro Daily News
Kelsey, Harland P.
Linville Improvement Company
National Park Service
North Carolina State Highway Commission
Soco Gap (N.C.)
Udall, Stewart L.
United States Bureau of Public Roads
Winston-Salem Journal, Inc.
Wirth, Conrad L.
Yonahlossee Trail (N.C.)
|Credit||North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|