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Title Letter from Heriot Clarkson to Francis O. Clarkson
Date February 8, 1939
Description Claims that the "new highway mars the whole Western section." Clarkson also describes a trip to Spruce Pine where he seemed to be checking the opinions of those who lived there to make sure they were still supportive. He also reveals his anger about an article Capus Waynick wrote in the High Point Enterprise, and the fact that Waynick refused to apologize for it. A handwritten note at the bottom of the letter tells Francis to thank J. Allen Austin for helping with the Waynick matter.
Commentary Box 10, folder 539.
Location Location Name: Little Switzerland
Parkway Milepost: 330.8
Latitude: 35.849672
Longitude: -82.091147
Creator Individual Heriot Clarkson
Tags Austin, J. Allen
Clarkson, Francis O.
Little Switzerland (N.C.)
Public opinion
Spruce Pine (N.C.)
Waynick, Capus M.
Credit Francis O. Clarkson Papers, #3275, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.