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North Carolina's Role in the Establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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The movement to establish a park in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina began in the late 19th century, organized by the efforts Asheville citizens. For many years, the Appalachian National Park Association waged a publicity campaign to gain the support of congressional figures, despite opposition to the establishment of a forest preserve in the Southern Appalachians. Eventually efforts led to the completion of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, one of the most popular national parks in the country.
North Carolina Historical Review (NoCar F251 .N892), Vol. 37 Issue 2, Apr 1960, p165-184, por, f