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A Golden Anniversary for the Blue Ridge Parkway


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The Blue Ridge Parkway began as a Public Relief Project during the Great Depression. The objective was to supply jobs for destitute North Carolinians and to link Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountain National Parks. Once approved by President Roosevelt, debates erupted over the proposed route the parkway would take.
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