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Title Ickes' Decision Placing Route For Parkway In N. C. Hailed As Great Victory By Entire State (Page 1 of 2)
Date November 13, 1934
Description Article reports on Secretary of the Interior Harold J. Ickes' decision to route the Blue Ridge Parkway through North Carolina along a route advocated by the state. Describes the decision as a rejection of Tennessee's proposals, which included a route bypassing Western North Carolina and/or constructing a fork route which would pass through both states. Also mentions that Ickes' decision placed the highest priority on creating the most scenic route possible. Also describes the possible future construction of intersecting scenic parkways.

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Creator Organization Asheville Citizen Times
Tags Blue Ridge Parkway--Planning
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Great Smoky Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.)
Ickes, Harold L.
Credit North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill