Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Asheville And The Parkway
Date June 22, 1934
Description Editorial criticizes a possible route for the Blue Ridge Parkway that would enter Tennessee and bypass much of Western North Carolina, including Asheville. Argues that the Parkway would suffer from such a route, as it would be located through less scenic valleys rather than along spectacular peaks. Also makes a case that Western North Carolina is largely dependent upon tourism for its economy and that the Parkway would make a vital contribution to the livelihood of the region's residents.
Location Location Name: Asheville
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 35.60095
Longitude: -82.55402
Creator Organization Asheville Citizen Times
Tags Blue Ridge Parkway--Planning
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Credit North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill