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Title Groundbreaking Ceremony
Date October 22, 1968
Description Superintendent Liles speaking at groundbreaking ceremony for final link of Blue Ridge Parkway around the East side of Grandfather Mountain. Peaks of Grandfather Mountain can be seen in background. Image taken from the National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway Headquarters on October 22, 1968.
Location Location Name: Beacon Heights
Parkway Milepost: 305.0
Latitude: 36.0823501
Longitude: -81.8301105
Tags Avery County (N.C.)
Beacon Heights (N.C.)
Grandfather Mountain (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway