The Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina (Postcard History Series)

The Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina (Postcard History Series)

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by Karen J. Hall, Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway
     
 

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In the late 1890s, the Blue Ridge Parkway was envisioned by many as a great getaway and nature preserve. The concept materialized in the early 20th century, when John D. Rockefeller donated the first $5 million to begin purchasing land for the project. Located at the top of the great Appalachian ridges, the parkway covers 469 winding miles of mountains and meadows… See more details below

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In the late 1890s, the Blue Ridge Parkway was envisioned by many as a great getaway and nature preserve. The concept materialized in the early 20th century, when John D. Rockefeller donated the first $5 million to begin purchasing land for the project. Located at the top of the great Appalachian ridges, the parkway covers 469 winding miles of mountains and meadows lined with lush wildflowers, old farms, and split-rail fences. Inspiring scenery makes for a journey rich in history and mountain culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738542249
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
02/15/2006
Series:
Postcard History Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,365,243
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

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