Historical Marker Series

Blue Ridge Parkway

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Built in the early 1800's, this simple mountain cabin was operated as an inn, or "ordinary", from about 1830 until about 1850. Here the widowed Polly Woods catered to the "ordinary" needs of the weary mountain traveler — a hot meal, a comfortable bed,…
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The first resident landscape architect and planner of the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was his vision, imagination, and creative talents in the Parkway's formative stages that made the Blue Ridge Parkway unique.
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Down this path you will find buildings,farm implements and other displays thatdocument rural life in Appalachia overa period of about 100 years. Most wererestored and arranged here during the1940s and 1950s. These displays illustrate aspects ofmountain l…
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Flat Top Manor, once the home of textile magnate Moses H. Cone and his family, presides over the former Cone Estate— 3,600 acres of forests, meadows and rolling farmlands.Moses Cone, whose hobbies included road-building and cultivating apple trees, co…
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Robert Lee Doughton, for whom Doughton Park is named, was born in Alleghany County, North Carolina, November 7, 1863. An original and leading advocate of the establishment and development of the Blue Ridge Parkway, he was a member of the United States House…
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(preface)On May 26, 1864, Union Gen. David Hunter marched south from Cedar Creek near Winchester to drive out Confederate forces, lay waste to the Shenandoah Valley, and destroy transportation facilities at Lynchburg. His raid was part of Gen. Ulysses S. Gr…
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6053 Ft.Highest elevationBlue Ridge ParkwayMotor Road. United States Department of the InteriorNational Park Service
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What killed the trees? The balsam wooly adelgid, a pinhead-size insect native to Europe, is responsible. It began attacking the Fraser fir forests here in the 1970s. The red spruce, unaffected by the adelgid, survives in the midst of this devastated forest.…
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Named in honor of R. Gerry Browning, 1884 - 1966. Location and Claims Engineer and Parkway Consultant for North Carolina State Highway Commission, 1925 - 1964. His forceful presentation of the high quality scenery found in North Carolina secured the loca…
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The French Broad River played a major role in this region's early development. Initially called the "Broad River" by eighteenth-century French hunters and traders, it was later named the French Broad River. With headwaters on Pisgah Ridge twenty miles south…
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