Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Parkway Route Left To SHC
Date June 29, 1962
Description Reports that the decision regarding right-of-way across Grandfather Mountain will be determined by the State Highway Commission. Details decisions leading to this ruling and activities leading to the formation of a commission to recommend a higher route for right-of-way. Discusses opinions regarding benefits of building a highly elevated road and opposition from Hugh Morton and others concerning potential repercussions on wilderness and tourism to Grandfather Mountain.
Location Location Name: Grandfather Mountain
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.111239
Longitude: -81.8114991
Creator Organization Asheville Citizen Times
Tags Blue Ridge Parkway--Right-of-way
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Construction delays
Evans, Merrill
Grandfather Mountain (N.C.)
Lewis, Harrison
Morton, Hugh
National Park Service
Sanford, Terry
State Highway and Public Works Commission
Wirth, Conrad L.
Credit North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill