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Title Lynn Nister, President, Travel Council of N. C. and Sam P. Weems at Waterrock Knob Dedication
Date August 18, 1961
Description Photograph shows Lynn Nister, President of the Travel Council of North Carolina, and Sam P. Weems standing at a podium at the Waterrock Knob Dedication in section 2X of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Photograph taken by Garrett T. Smathers on August 18, 1961.
Commentary "Lynn Nister" (right) is most likely Gilmore Lynn Nisbet, a North Carolina newsman and charter member of the Travel Council of North Carolina. Sam P. Weems (left) was superintendent of the Blue Ridge Parkway from 1944 to 1966. Waterrock Knob 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, where there is a visitors center.
Location Location Name: Waterrock Knob
Parkway Milepost: 451.0
Latitude: 35.4642681
Longitude: -83.1376431
Creator Individual Garrett T. Smathers
Tags Haywood County (N.C.)
Jackson County (N.C.)
Nister, Lynn
Waterrock Knob (N.C.)
Weems, Sam P.
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway