Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

Oral History Interview with Ted Pease, August 5, 1980

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Abstract Ted K. Pease worked on the Blue Ridge Parkway as a project landscape architect. In this interview, he talks about the history of numerous landmarks along the parkway. Pease, while looking at a map entitled "Moses H. Cone Memorial Parks and Trails," talks about the history of the Cone estate and members of the Cone family. Specifically, he talks about various buildings, their uses and the people that occupied them. He also talks about trails on the estate and how they came into existence. Pease also touches on conscientious objectors and the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Date August 5, 1980
Interviewee Pease, Ted
Interviewee occupation Landscape developer and park horticulturalist
Interviewee DOB November 21, 1909
Interviewer Bruce, Robert G.
Jolley, Harley E.
Subject Moses H. Cone Estate
Cone Manor House
Cone Carriage House