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Title Fireworks Boom A Salute To Old, Old, Grandfather
Date August 25, 1963
Description Reports on the fireworks celebration of the billionth anniversary of Grandfather Mountain. Details specifics of the pyrotechnics salute, the geological history of Grandfather Mountain, and the unveiling of three new exhibits at the Grandfather Mountain Museum.
Location Location Name: Grandfather Mountain
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.111239
Longitude: -81.8114991
Creator Individual John Parris
Creator Organization Asheville Citizen Times
Tags Anniversaries
Grandfather Mountain Museum (N.C.)
Grandfather Mountain (N.C.)
Greensboro Daily News
Houser, John
Linville Improvement Company
Lyddan, Robert H.
Native American culture
North Carolina Department of Conservation and Development
North Carolina Press Photographers Association
Smithsonian Institution
Stucky, Jasper
United States Department of the Interior
United States Geological Survey
Visitors' centers
Washington (D.C.)
Womack, Jim
Credit North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill