Documenting the American South

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Title Highlands Attractions Assn. Backs Morton
Date March 28, 1962
Description Reports on the vote by members of the Southern Highlands Attractions Association to immediately construct a right-of-way for the Grandfather Mountain link using land previously acquired by the National Park Service. Describes the association as composed of 17 tourist attractions, which include Grandfather Mountain and Fontana Dam, and discusses how construction impacts tourism. Details the decision to send copies of the association's resolution to Governor Terry Sanford; the North Carolina Highway Commission; the director of Parks Service; Secretary of the Interior; and delegates of North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia.
Location Location Name: Grandfather Mountain
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.111239
Longitude: -81.8114991
Creator Organization Asheville Citizen Times
Tags Blue Ridge Parkway Association
Blue Ridge Parkway--Right-of-way
Construction delays
Fontana Dam (N.C.)
Grandfather Mountain (N.C.)
Morton, Hugh
National Park Service
Sanford, Terry
Southern Highlands Attractions Association
Wirth, Conrad L.
Credit North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill