Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Grandfather Route For Parkway Is Set (Page 1 of 2)
Date May 21, 1966
Description Reports on the agreement between the Hugh Morton, federal officials, and state officials to begin construction on the middle route portion of parkway across Grandfather Mountain. The consensus ends a 27 year-long dispute over right-of-way over the last remaining link of parkway. Details Governor Moore's announcement and particulars of land acquisition settlement.

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Location Location Name: Grandfather Mountain
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.111239
Longitude: -81.8114991
Creator Individual Doug Reed
Creator Organization Asheville Citizen Times
Tags Asheville (N.C.)
Biltmore Estate (Asheville, N.C.)
Blue Ridge Parkway--Planning
Blue Ridge Parkway--Right-of-way
Construction delays
Grandfather Mountain (N.C.)
Great Smoky Mountains National Park (N.C. and Tenn.)
Julian Price Memorial Park (N.C.)
Linville (N.C.)
Moore, Dan K.
Morton, Hugh
National Park Service
North Carolina State Highway Commission
Raleigh (N.C.)
Sanford, Terry
Shenandoah National Park (Va.)
Udall, Stewart L.
Credit North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill