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Title Ickes Calls Meeting To Discuss Plans For Proposed Scenic Road (Page 1 of 2)
Date November 12, 1933
Description This article reports a call by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ickes for representatives from Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina to meet and discuss plans for the "Shenandoah Great Smokey Mountain" road project. The article quotes Senator Byrd of Virginia at length asserting that the project will cost the involved states little and that federal funds will account for almost all of the budget for the construction project. Also mentioned is North Carolina's parkway committee J.Q. Gilkey's optimistic reaction to secretary Ickes' "friendly attitude" towards the project. Continued on page 2 of 2
Creator Organization Asheville Citizen Times
Tags Blue Ridge Parkway--Finance and funding
Blue Ridge Parkway--Planning
Byrd, Harry F.
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Doughton, Robert Lee
Gilkey, J.Q.
Ickes, Harold L.
Credit North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill