Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Compromise Route For Parkway Backed
Title Note Heading entitled "Across Grandfather"
Date December 23, 1964
Description Reports on the State Highway Commission's support of a compromised middle route across Grandfather Mountain and the commission's support of an exchange right-of-way land with Hugh Morton -- owner of Grandfather Mountain. The proposal offers Morton 250 acres of land along Yonahlassee Trail for 400 acres of land at a higher point on Grandfather Mountain. The National Park Service has yet to support the compromise.
Location Location Name: Grandfather Mountain
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.111239
Longitude: -81.8114991
Creator Organization Asheville Citizen Times
Tags Blue Ridge Parkway--Planning
Blue Ridge Parkway--Right-of-way
Construction delays
Grandfather Mountain (N.C.)
Morton, Hugh
National Park Service
North Carolina State Highway Commission
Yonahlossee Trail (N.C.)
Credit North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill