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Title Letter from Ida Clarkson Jones to Capus M. Waynick
Date January 12, 1936
Description Mrs. Ida Clarkson Jones questions the Chairman of the State Highway Commission about the status of the land survey that would determine what land would be taken for the parkway. The Highway Commission had staked off an area of the Switzerland Inn where the spring garden would be planted but had not yet determined if that land would be part of the right of way or not. Mrs. Clarkson Jones is asking when the matter would be decided so that she could determine whether or not plant a garden.
Commentary This letter shows how the coming of the parkway affected everyday life. Box 11.
Location Location Name: Little Switzerland
Parkway Milepost: 330.8
Latitude: 35.849672
Longitude: -82.091147
Creator Individual Ida Clarkson Jones
Tags Blue Ridge Parkway--Right-of-way
Little Switzerland (N.C.)
State Highway and Public Works Commission
Switzerland Inn (N.C.)
Waynick, Capus M.
Credit Francis O. Clarkson Papers, #3275, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.