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Title Indians Not To Vote On Scenic Parkway Plan (Page 2 of 2)
Date October 15, 1937
Description Continued from page 1 of 2 Article reporting on the decision of Eastern Band Of Cherokee chief Jarrett Blythe to not hold an election to vote on the Federal proposal to exchange Smoky Mountain land for the Blue Ridge Parkway right-of-way through Soco Valley. Blythe is reported as having canceled the election due to perceived "misinformation" among the tribe members. Also mentions vice chief Fred Bauer as having instigated the opposition to the proposal.
Location Location Name: Soco Gap
Parkway Milepost: 455.0
Latitude: 35.4953793
Longitude: -83.1562552
Creator Organization Asheville Citizen Times
Tags Bauer, Fred
Blythe, Jarrett
Cherokee (N.C.)
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina
Foght, Harold W.
Ickes, Harold L.
Credit North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill