Documenting the American South

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Title Wirth Holds Out The Prospect Of Uncompleted Parkway Link (Page 2 of 2)
Date June 4, 1962
Description Reports on Director Conrad Wirth's declaration that the Grandfather Mountain route will be left incomplete until a superior route for the parkway link is agreed upon. Details Wirth's arguments for why a higher road across Grandfather Mountain is preferable; and Hugh Morton's arguments for why the previously purchased right-of-way is adequate and beneficial to local tourism. Details the historical dispute. Continued from page 1 of 2

Location Location Name: Grandfather Mountain
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.111239
Longitude: -81.8114991
Creator Individual Noel Yancey
Creator Organization Asheville Citizen Times
Tags Blue Ridge Parkway--Right-of-way
Evans, Merrill
Grandfather Mountain (N.C.)
Morton, Hugh
National Park Service
North Carolina State Highway Commission
Raleigh (N.C.)
Sanford, Terry
Wirth, Conrad L.
Yonahlossee Trail (N.C.)
Credit North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill