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

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…

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.

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…

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.
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