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Title Ickes Removes Fears Of Radical Parkway Changes: Only Changes, If Any, To Be Made At End of Scenic Road (Page 2 of 2)
Title Note "Washington Bureau of the Asheville Citizen" is printed beneath subtitle.
Date October 1, 1937
Description Reports on Secretary Ickes' response to fears of major changes to the 1934 parkway loop route plans. Ickes admits changes in the proposed route may be necessary for the extreme south end due to resistance from the Cherokee Indians in granting right-of-way for parkway construction across reservation land. Two alternate routes are proposed for the parkway loop passing through Asheville, though the author notes funding limitations need not necessitate immediate decisions. Continued from page 1 of 2

Location Location Name: Asheville
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 35.60095
Longitude: -82.55402
Creator Individual Walter Brown
Creator Organization Asheville Citizen Times
Tags Asheville (N.C.)
Blue Ridge Parkway--Finance and funding
Blue Ridge Parkway--Planning
Bull Gap (N.C.)
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina
Great Smoky Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.)
Ickes, Harold L.
Plott Balsam Mountains (N.C.)
Shenandoah National Park (Va.)
Soco Gap (N.C.)
Sylva (N.C.)
Tennessee Bald (N.C.)
Credit North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill