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

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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 ...
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Overview


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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738542249
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 2/15/2006
  • Series: Postcard History Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 789,441
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Karen J. Hall and the Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway present this visual tribute to celebrate the Blue Ridge Parkway's 70th anniversary in 2005. Historian and genealogist Karen J. Hall is the author of Images of America: Wythe County. The Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway is a non-profit volunteer organization that is dedicated to preserving and protecting the parkway.
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  • Posted September 23, 2009

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    A nostaglic look at the BRP!

    I live only 30 minutes from, and love the Blue Ridge Parkway. I'm a nostalgia/history buff, so this book seemed a great fit for me. It shows the reader a pre computerized-speed obessesed America, enjoying the journey more than just getting there. Some of the pictures of the hotels and motels, off the Parkway, were just like some of the ones I stayed at with my family when I was young. They brought back a lot of great memories.
    Only one discrepancy was found in the decription of the Allen clan tragedy. The writer wrote that Sidna Allen was executed along with Claude Allen for the Carroll County Courthouse shooting tragedy. It was Floyd Allen and Claude Allen (son). I'm sure this is just a misprint.

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