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Title Letter from Francis O. Clarkson to R. G. Browning
Date August 18, 1937
Description Clarkson congratulates Browning on the appropriations decision for the parkway and mentions the Switzerland Company's offer to J. P. Dodge of $300 per acre to avoid litigation even though 19 members of the Little Switzerland Community believed $500 per acre was more fair. There are two pages of this letter.
Commentary Clarkson appears to using a passive aggressive tactic by attaching the names of 19 members of the Little Switzerland Community who believed $500 per acre was more fair (this list was not included in folder). Box 11.
Location Location Name: Little Switzerland
Parkway Milepost: 330.8
Latitude: 35.849672
Longitude: -82.091147
Creator Individual Francis O. Clarkson
Tags Blue Ridge Parkway--Right-of-way
Browning, R. Getty
Little Switzerland (N.C.)
State Highway and Public Works Commission
Switzerland Company
Credit Francis O. Clarkson Papers, #3275, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.