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

20081026 Start date sign.JPG
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 Parkway near Low Gap, NC.

This is a long report answering objections to routing the Parkway at Grandfather Mountain. It is found in Browning's materials. To verify authorship, see letter, Browning to Weems, 30 September 1957, which had a copy of this document attached and…

1950s Correspondence Parkway Origins
This is a packet of materials related to an effort in the 1950s to uncover the origins of the idea for the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Account of first phase of construction on first Blue Ridge Parkway section, Section 2-A (NC/VA line southward to U.S. highway 21). Gives specific start dates in September, 1935 for various aspects of construction. Addresses question of official date…

KARDEX 2-A _ NC & VA State Line to US Route 21.pdf
Construction record for Parkway section 2A (North Carolina/Virginia line south to U.S. Route 21) maintained by Blue Ridge Parkway headquarters, Asheville, NC.

110 Men to Begin Work on Parkway Road at Once
Newspaper account addressing impending start of Blue Ridge Parkway construction.

Article from Harlan P. Kelsey describes the threats posed by timbering to Grandfather Mountain and urges federal takeover to halt its possible destruction.
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