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Title 25 Years Old, Parkway Is Ready For Bold New Step
Date July 3, 1961
Description Reports on the 25th anniversary of congressional action to plan and construct the Blue Ridge Parkway and current plans and legislation passed to extend the parkway into Georgia. The article summarizes historical decisions and key figures involved in planning and construction of the parkway; and discusses proposed legislation for connections with other scenic roads to extend the Blue Ridge Parkway into Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, and Mississippi. Details involving current budgeting, surveying, and legislation are documented.
Creator Individual Margaret Kernodle
Creator Organization Asheville Citizen Times
Tags Alabama
Asheville (N.C.)
Atlanta (Ga.)
Bailey, Josiah W.
Balsam Gap (N.C.)
Beech Gap (N.C.)
Blue Ridge Parkway--Finance and funding
Blue Ridge Parkway--Planning
Blue Ridge Parkway--Right-of-way
Bridal Veil Falls (N.C.)
Cullasaja (N.C.)
Doughton Park (N.C.)
Doughton, Robert Lee
Dry Falls (N.C.)
Freeman, Orville
Gainesville (Ga.)
Gardner, O. Max
Grandfather Mountain (N.C.)
Great Smoky Mountains National Park (N.C. and Tenn.)
Jeffress, E.B. (Edwin Bedford)
Julian Price Memorial Park (N.C.)
Land use surveys
Linville Falls (N.C.)
Mammoth Cave National Park (Ky.)
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park (N.C.)
Natchez Trace Parkway (M.S., A.L., and T.N.)
Pisgah National Forest (N.C.)
Recreational areas
Roanoke (Va.)
Rockefeller, John D.
Rutherford, James T.
Shenandoah National Park (Va.)
Soco Gap (N.C.)
Spruce Pine (N.C.)
Taylor, Roy A.
Tennessee Bald (N.C.)
Udall, Stewart L.
Wagon Road Gap (N.C.)
Warren, Lindsay C.
Waterrock Knob (N.C.)
Whiteside Mountain (N.C.)
Wirth, Conrad L.
Credit North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill