Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Engineer Browning Dies At 82
Date January 31, 1966
Description Obituary for R. Getty Browning, the former North Carolina Chief Locating Engineer who played a major role in determining the route for the Blue Ridge Parkway. The article credits Browning with convincing Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes to build the Parkway through North Carolina instead of routing it partially through Tennessee.
Location Location Name: Blowing Rock
Parkway Milepost: 290.0
Latitude: 36.135129
Longitude: -81.6776059
Creator Organization Asheville Citizen Times
Tags Blue Ridge Parkway--Planning
Browning, R. Getty
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Ickes, Harold L.
North Carolina State Highway Commission
Credit North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill