Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title 57-Mile Parkway Link To Be Pushed (Page 1 of 2)
Date July 16, 1958
Description Reports on the plan to finish and create access to travel for the 57-mile long stretch of the Blue Ridge Parkway between Wagon Road Gap to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park within a three year time span. Details budgeting and locations specific to construction and completion of the parkway link. Discusses the boom in tourism and the resolution that asked the National Park Service for emergency funds for further parking facilities and personnel.

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Location Location Name: Waynesville
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 35.4887145
Longitude: -82.9887477
Creator Individual Karl Fleming
Creator Organization Asheville Citizen Times
Tags Asheville (N.C.)
Balsam Gap (N.C.)
Clingmans Dome (N.C. and Tenn.)
French Broad River (N.C.)
Great Smoky Mountains National Park (N.C. and Tenn.)
Great Smoky Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.)
Mount Pisgah (N.C.)
National Park Service
Oteen (N.C.)
Pisgah National Forest (N.C.)
Roanoke (Va.)
Rocking Horse Gap (N.C.)
Soco Gap (N.C.)
Wagon Road Gap (N.C.)
Weems, Sam P.
Credit North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill