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Title Parkway Loop Plan Is Given Endorsement At Gathering In Raleigh (Page 2 of 2)
Date February 1, 1934
Description Reports on the the decision made by the State Highway and Public Works Commission at a meeting in Raleigh, N.C. to recommend a portion of parkway in North Carolina be constructed to create a return road. The article details various geographic points for planned construction and points of construction relative to Asheville; and the decision that Governor Ehringhaus lead efforts of state delegation. Notes the scenic merits of the parkway and the difficulty in convincing Washington, D.C. officials of such merits. Continued from page 1 of 2

Location Location Name: Asheville
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 35.60095
Longitude: -82.55402
Creator Organization Asheville Citizen Times
Tags Asheville (N.C.)
Balsam Gap (N.C.)
Clarkson, Francis O.
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Craggy Mountains (N.C.)
Ehringhaus, J.C.B. (John Christoph Blucher)
Gilkey, J.Q.
Gwyn, Rufus L.
Hill, John Sprunt
Ickes, Harold L.
Jeffress, E.B. (Edwin Bedford)
Little Switzerland (N.C.)
Raleigh (N.C.)
Ratcliffe, George L.
State Highway and Public Works Commission
Washington (D.C.)
Weede, Fred L.
Credit North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill