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Title Parkway Battle Is 27 Years Old (Page 1 of 2)
Title Note Title Caption: "Bureaucratic Record?"
Date April 28, 1966
Description Reports on the historical 27 year-long dispute over right-of-way use for Blue Ridge Parkway construction on Grandfather Mountain; and details current conflicts of interest between Hugh Morton, the State of North Carolina, and the National Parkway. Discusses how the dispute has impacted continuance of parkway into the state of Georgia. The author claims the terms "high," "middle," and "low" to be relative, supporting his claim with elevation figures.

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Location Location Name: Grandfather Mountain
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.111239
Longitude: -81.8114991
Creator Individual Doug Reed
Creator Organization Asheville Citizen Times
Tags Blue Ridge Parkway--Planning
Blue Ridge Parkway--Right-of-way
Construction delays
Grandfather Mountain (N.C.)
Hunt, Joe
Moore, Dan K.
Morton, Hugh
National Park Service
North Carolina State Highway Commission
Raleigh (N.C.)
Credit North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill