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On issue of the Blue Ridge Parkway News discussing concessions bids, regulations for use of Parkway, construction updates, etc.

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

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 dateā€¦

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.

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

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.
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