Documenting the American South

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Title Groundbreaking Ceremony
Title Note Grandfather Mountain Section
Date October 22, 1968
Description Left to right: Governor Dan K. Moore, U.S. Senator Sam Ervin, Jr., Horton Bill (art director of the National Park Service), Hugh Morton (owner of Grandfather Mountain), James T. Broyhill (U.S. House of Representatives), Sup Liles (of the Blue Ridge Parkway), and Roland S. Ligon (president of the Blue Ridge Parkway Assosication). Group at groundbreaking ceremony for Blue Ridge Parkway. Image taken from the National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway Headquarters on October 22, 1968.
Commentary Also see Hugh Morton Collection of Photographs and Film.
Location Location Name: Grandfather Mountain
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.111239
Longitude: -81.8114991
Tags Blue Ridge Parkway Association
Broyhill, James T.
Ervin, Sam J.
Moore, Dan K.
Morton, Hugh
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway