Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title New Parkway Link Greets First Traffic
Date May 16, 1965
Description Reports on the opening of the last link of the Blue Ridge Parkway west of Asheville running from the French Broad River to Pisgah Ridge. Details rangers' reports regarding traffic along the new stretch and scenic views; and caution to motorists involving construction cleanup on the newly opened parkway link.
Commentary Photograph of Pine Mountain Tunnel --Longest (1,400 feet) on new Parkway link. (Staff Photo by Malcolm Gamble)
Creator Individual John Parris
Creator Organization Asheville Citizen Times
Tags Asheville (N.C.)
Blue Ridge Parkway--Finance and funding
Blue Ridge Parkway--Planning
Cherokee (N.C.)
Cradle of Forestry in America
French Broad River (N.C.)
Grandfather Mountain (N.C.)
Great Smoky Mountains National Park (N.C. and Tenn.)
Mount Pisgah (N.C.)
Pink Beds (Pisgah, N.C.)
Pisgah National Forest (N.C.)
Pisgah Ridge (N.C.)
Shenandoah National Park (Va.)
Credit North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill