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Title Hargrave Bowles, Director, N.C. Dept. of Conservation and Development Addressing Waterrock Knob Dedication
Date August 18, 1961
Description Photo shows Hargrave Bowles, director of the North Carolina Department of Conservation and Development, speaking from a podium displaying the National Park Service seal. Taken by Garrett T. Smathers on August 18, 1961.
Commentary Hargrave "Skipper" Bowles (1919-1986) was a prominent Greensboro businessman and Democratic politician. Waterrock Knob is located along Section 2X of the Blue Ridge Parkway between Jackson and Haywood Counties. It is the highest peak in the Plott Balsams range with an elevation of 6,292 feet (1,918 meters.) A hiking trail leads to its summit and a visitors center.
Location Location Name: Waterrock Knob
Parkway Milepost: 451.0
Latitude: 35.4642681
Longitude: -83.1376431
Creator Individual Garrett T. Smathers
Tags Bowles, Hargrove (Skipper)
Haywood County (N.C.)
Jackson County (N.C.)
North Carolina Department of Conservation and Development
Plott Balsam Mountains (N.C.)
Waterrock Knob (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway