The Blue Ridge Parkway

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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.
Details
ISBN: 9780738542249
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: North Carolina
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
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.