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Title Groundbreaking Ceremony, Final Link of the BRP, Gov. Moore, Sen. Ervin, Act. Dep. Bill, Rep. Broyhill, Supt. Liles, BRP Ligon
Date October 22, 1968
Description Left to right: Governor Dan K. Moore, Senator Sam Ervin, Art Director of National Park Service Horton Bill, Representative James Broyhill, Superintendent Granville B. Liles, and Blue Ridge Parkway Association President Ronald Ligon at a groundbreaking ceremony for the final link of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Ceremony taking place in Beacon Heights, milepost 305, and section 2J on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Image taken from the National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway Headquarters and taken by Don DeFoe on October 22, 1968.
Location Location Name: Beacon Heights
Parkway Milepost: 305.0
Latitude: 36.0823501
Longitude: -81.8301105
Creator Individual Don DeFoe
Tags Avery County (N.C.)
Beacon Heights (N.C.)
Broyhill, James T.
Ervin, Sam J.
Grandfather Mountain (N.C.)
Liles, Granville B.
Moore, Dan K.
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway