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Title After 11 Years, Morton Is Still King Of Grandfather Mountain (Page 1 of 2)
Date October 27, 1963
Description Reports on the 11 dispute over use of right-of-way for construction of parkway on Grandfather Mountain between Conrad Wirth of the National Park Service and Hugh Morton -- private owner of Grandfather Mountain. Discusses Morton's opinions of how a higher road would destroy wildlife and negatively affect tourism; and details Wirth and the National Park Service's reasons for not proceeding with construction with right-of-way previously purchased.

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Location Location Name: Grandfather Mountain
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.111239
Longitude: -81.8114991
Creator Individual Sam Morton
Creator Organization Asheville Citizen Times
Tags Benson, Clifton
Blue Ridge Parkway--Planning
Blue Ridge Parkway--Right-of-way
Browning, R. Getty
Cherokee (N.C.)
Construction delays
Graham, A. H.
Grandfather Mountain (N.C.)
Greensboro Daily News
Kelsey, Harland P.
Linville Improvement Company
Linville (N.C.)
National Park Service
North Carolina State Highway Commission
Sanford, Terry
Soco Gap (N.C.)
Udall, Stewart L.
United States Bureau of Public Roads
Wilmington (N.C.)
Winston-Salem Journal, Inc.
Wirth, Conrad L.
Yonahlossee Trail (N.C.)
Credit North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill