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Title Letter from Heriot Clarkson to J. P. Dodge
Date September 28, 1936
Description Clarkson expresses frustration to the Senior Claim Adjuster over the fact that the State Highway Commission has delayed its decision on where the parkway would run through Little Switzerland land for 2 years. Clarkson threatens to take the matter to the Governor. The letter mentions that R. G. Browning was contacted a year about the matter, but had not yet responded.
Commentary Could be one of Clarkson's first mentions of wanting "just compensation". Refers to the State as a "Mother" whose purpose is to "aid and not to destroy". Box 11.
Location Location Name: Little Switzerland
Parkway Milepost: 330.8
Latitude: 35.849672
Longitude: -82.091147
Creator Individual Heriot Clarkson
Tags Blue Ridge Parkway--Right-of-way
Dodge, James P.
Little Switzerland (N.C.)
State Highway and Public Works Commission
Credit Francis O. Clarkson Papers, #3275, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.