This is a small collection of interesting primary sources about specific incidents in Blue Ridge Parkway history. Compiled in 2018 by Anne Mitchell Whisnant, author of Super-Scenic Motorway: A Blue Ridge Parkway History. For more about Anne and her Parkway work, please visit

Photo above: Linville River Bridge, Blue Ridge Parkway, by David Whisnant, 2010.

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Early Mockup for Driving Through Time Project


Digital version of Anne Whisnant's original, hand-drawn paper mockup vision for Driving Through Time homepage.

North Carolina State Historic Marker for Blue Ridge Parkway

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Photograph by Anne and David Whisnant (taken October 26, 2008) of the North Carolina state historic marker for the Blue Ridge Parkway, located on the…

Blue Ridge Parkway, Section 2-H


This is a long report answering objections to routing the Parkway at Grandfather Mountain. It is found in Browning's materials. To verify…