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This is a THURSDAY. Says "the first work toward the construction of the first link of the Park-to-Park Scenic highway began Wednesday morning [September 11, 1935], when a few men were employed by the contractor to assist in unloading and moving…

Letter in support of North Carolina's proposal for the Blue Ridge Parkway route.

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…

Letter addressing Parkway construction start date:

"Representing you and the people of the State of North Carolina, I ordered the first breaking of ground on the first project of the Shenandoah- Great Smoky Mountains National Parkway on ThAVsday,…

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

Letter from an Ashe County, NC landowner to Roosevelt regarding land acquisition for the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Talking about beginning of construction on Parkway -- a really nice description of that first day. Header notes that Virginia part "must wait for meeting of its legislature." Says that more than 100 men started work on the Parkway at NC-VA line on…

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.
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