Super-Scenic Motorway:
A Blue Ridge Parkway History
Table of Contents


Introduction: A New Trip along a Beloved Road
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Chapter One:
Roads, Parks, and Tourism: A Southern Scenic Parkway in a National Context

Chapter Two:
The Scenic Is Political: The Parkway and Asheville's Tourism Industry

Chapter Three:
We Ain't Picked None on the Scenic: Parkway Ideals and Local Realities

Chapter Four:
By the Grace of God and a Mitchell County Jury: Little Switzerland, Regional Tourism, and the Parkway

Chapter Five:
The Crowning Touch of Interest: Parkway Development, Cultural Landscaping, and the Eastern Band of Cherokees

Chapter Six:
Remembering the Peaks of Otter: Telling History on the Parkway Landscape

Chapter Seven:
From Stump Town to Carolina's Top Scenic Attraction: Private Interests and the Public Good at Grandfather Mountain

The Parkway's Past, Its Present, and the Ongoing Search for the Public Good