Photo, Print, Drawing Blue Ridge Parkway, Between Shenandoah National Park & Great Smoky Mountains, Asheville, Buncombe County, NC

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About this Item

Title
Blue Ridge Parkway, Between Shenandoah National Park & Great Smoky Mountains, Asheville, Buncombe County, NC
Contributor Names
Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Pratt, Joseph Hyde
Byrd, Harry Flood
Pollard, Johnathan
MacDonald, Thomas
Radcliffe, George L
Strauss, Theodore E
Bureau of Public Roads
Bailey, J W
Reynolds, R R
Cammerer, Arno B
Wirth, Conrad L
Kirschner, Joseph
Goetz, O F
Public Works Administration
Roosevelt, Franklin D
Ickes, Harold
Vint, Thomas Chalmers
Downer, Jay
Abbott, Stanley
Clarke, Gilmore
Abbuehl, Edward H
van Gelder, Hendrick
Demaray, A E
Marshall, Robert
Browning, R Getty
Kefauver, Estes
Austin, William M
Lee, W I
Spelman, Harold J
Teer, Nello L
Works Progress Administration
Emergency Relief Administration
Civilian Conservation Corps
Weems, Sam
Hartzog, George
Udall, Stewart
Drury, Newton B
Bayliss, Dudley
McDowall & Wood, Incorporated
Mount Airy Granite Corporation
Vecillio, David
Troitino, Joe
Figg & Muller Enterprises, Incorporated
Jasper Construction Company
Davis, Timothy
Dikigoropoulou, Lia, field team project manager
Shanklin, Ian, landscape architect
Yost, Cheria, landscape architect
Klupsz, Lidia, landscape architect
Edick, Thomas, sponsor
Everhardt, Gary, sponsor
Johnson, Gary, sponsor
Hess, Allen, sponsor
Orr, Will, sponsor
Young, Kelly, transmitter
Quin, Richard, historian
Weiner, Natascha, delineator
Stormont, Matthew, delineator
Rosa, Carlos Jimenez, delineator
Haas, David, photographer
Cuthbertson, Jennifer K, delineator
Dubin, Elisabeth, delineator
Created / Published
Documentation compiled after 1968
Subject Headings
-  parkways
-  bridges
-  culverts
-  Civilian Conservation Corps
-  "Mission 66" program
-  concession
-  transportation
-  recreation
-  agriculture
-  North Carolina -- Buncombe County -- Asheville
-  North Carolina -- Swain County -- Cherokee
Notes
-  Significance: Blue Ridge Parkway was the first long-distance rural parkway developed by the National Park Service. Its designers adapted parkway development strategies originating in suburban commuter routes and metropolitan park systems and expanded them to a regional scale, creating a scenic motorway linking two of the most prominent eastern national parks. The parkway was conceived as a multiple-purpose corridor that would fulfill a variety of social, recreational, environmental and pragmatic functions. In addition to preserving and showcasing attractive natural scenery, the parkway was designed to display the traditional cultural landscapes of the southern Appalachian highlands, providing visitors with an idealized vision of America's rural heritage. At frequent intervals the parkway borders expand to encompass smaller parks, recreational areas, and historic sites, many of which include picnic areas and/or overnight accommodations. Blue Ridge Parkway's attractive natural and cultural features, its diverse recreational attractions, and its relatively accessible East Coast location have long made it the most heavily visited unit of the National Park System.
-  Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N517
-  Survey number: HAER NC-42
-  Building/structure dates: 1935-1987 Initial Construction
Medium
Photo(s): 243
Color Transparencies: 26
Measured Drawing(s): 28
Data Page(s): 346
Photo Caption Page(s): 40
Call Number/Physical Location
HAER NC,11-ASHV.V,2-
Source Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Control Number
nc0478
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html
Language
English
Online Format
image
pdf
Description
Photo(s): 243 | Color Transparencies: 26 | Measured Drawing(s): 28 | Data Page(s): 346 | Photo Caption Page(s): 40

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Chicago citation style:

Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, Joseph Hyde Pratt, Harry Flood Byrd, Johnathan Pollard, Thomas Macdonald, George L Radcliffe, Theodore E Strauss, et al., Haas, David, photographer. Blue Ridge Parkway, Between Shenandoah National Park & Great Smoky Mountains, Asheville, Buncombe County, NC. Afton Asheville Buncombe County Cherokee Nelson County North Carolina Swain County Virginia, 1968. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/nc0478/.

APA citation style:

Historic American Engineering Record, C., Pratt, J. H., Byrd, H. F., Pollard, J., Macdonald, T., Radcliffe, G. L. [...] Dubin, E., Haas, D., photographer. (1968) Blue Ridge Parkway, Between Shenandoah National Park & Great Smoky Mountains, Asheville, Buncombe County, NC. Afton Asheville Buncombe County Cherokee Nelson County North Carolina Swain County Virginia, 1968. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/nc0478/.

MLA citation style:

Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, et al., photographer by Haas, David. Blue Ridge Parkway, Between Shenandoah National Park & Great Smoky Mountains, Asheville, Buncombe County, NC. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/nc0478/>.