Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title New Parkway Sections To Open Spectacular Views To Be Unveiled
Date April 21, 1959
Description Reports on news that barriers surrounding the 11-mile stretch of parkway linking Soco Gap and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be removed within 90 days. Details surveys by Sam P. Weems concerning construction plans and funding for two other sections of parkway totaling 43 miles in length. Points to scenic geographic points along the new stretch of road soon to be completed.
Location Location Name: Soco Gap
Parkway Milepost: 455.0
Latitude: 35.4953793
Longitude: -83.1562552
Creator Individual John Parris
Creator Organization Asheville Citizen Times
Tags Access roads
Beech Gap (N.C.)
Blue Ridge Parkway--Finance and funding
Blue Ridge Parkway--Planning
Cherokee (N.C.)
Chestnut Cove (N.C.)
Cutthroat Gap (N.C.)
French Broad River (N.C.)
Frying Pan Gap (N.C.)
Great Smoky Mountains National Park (N.C. and Tenn.)
Newfound Gap (N.C.)
Plott Balsam Mountains (N.C.)
Rocking Horse Gap (N.C.)
Soco Gap (N.C.)
Wagon Road Gap (N.C.)
Waterrock Knob (N.C.)
Weems, Sam P.
Wolf Laurel Gap (N.C.)
Credit North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill