PEOPLE OF THE BLUE RIDGE:
A SOCIO-CULTURAL ASSESSMENT OF INHOLDERS
ALONG THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY

by Kent Anderson
page six

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER TWO: A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY
CHAPTER THREE: THE PEOPLE OF THE BLUE RIDGE
CHAPTER FOUR: THE GROUNDHOG MOUNTAIN INCIDENT
CHAPTER FIVE: CONCLUSIONS
ENDNOTES
SOURCES
PHOTOGRAPHIC DOCUMENTATION INDEX

 

ENDNOTES FOR CHAPTER ONE

1 Interview with Martin Landry, General Accounting Office sub-team leader, April 30, 1980; U.S. General Accounting Office. The Federal Drive To Acquire Private Lands Should Be Reassessed (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1979), pp. ii-viii.

ENDNOTES FOR CHAPTER TWO

1 Harley E. Jolley, The Blue Ridge Parkway (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1969), pp. 33, 44.

2 Ibid., pp. 11-20, 50-51; Interview with Don Brady, May 6, 1980.

3 Richard C. Davids, The Man Who Moved A Mountain (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1970). p. 4.

4 Jolley, p. 11.

5 Interview with Alvin Barnard, May 8, 1980; Jolley, pp. 45-47, 55-56; Interview with Arley Terry, Secretary Treasurer, Patrick County (Virginia) Property Owners Association, May 8, 1980; Interview with E. M. "Major" Turner, Jr., Patrick County Administrator, May 8, 1980; U. S., Department of Interior. National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway, Land Acquisition Program Briefing Statement March 1979 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing 1979), p. 1; U. S., Department of Interior. National Park Service, Problem Statement Blue Ridge Parkway Plan of Access, October 18, 1977 (Asheville: prepared by the Blue Ridge Parkway office, 1977), p. 1.

6 Robert W. Mann, Opening Brief, Patrick County, Va. v. United States Record No. 78-1215, pp. 4-7; U. S., Department of Interior. National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway (Draft #1) Land Acquisition Plan, March, 1980 (Asheville: Prepared by the Blue Ridge Parkway Office, 1980), p. 2; Blue Ridge Parkway Act, Statutes at Large, XLIX, part 1,2041 (January, 1935-June, 1936).

7 Interview with Steve Berry, Special Projects Assistant to Cong. William C. Wampler, April 28, 1980; Blue Ridge and Natchez Trace Parkways Land Acquisition, Statutes at Large, LXXV, 196 (1961).

8 Interview with Gary Everhardt, Blue Ridge Parkway Superintendent, May 5, 1980; Interview with Robert Hope, Chief Parkway Planner, Blue Ridge Parkway, May 5, 1980; General Accounting office Report, pp. 3-5, 23-25.

9 Blue Ridge Parkway (Draft) #1 Land Acquisition Plan; Letter from Gary Everhardt to Jimmy Wallace, Community Development Planner, Mount Rogers Planning District Commission, Nov. 17, 1978; U. S., Department of Interior. National Park Service, "Revised Land Acquisition Policy," Federal Register, XLIV, No. 82, April 26, 1979, 24790, 24792-24793.

ENDNOTES FOR CHAPTER THREE

1 Attachments to letter from Gary Everhardt to Cong. William C. Wampler, March 13, 1980; Hope interview; Interview with Haskell and Odessa Meredith, May 3, 1980.

2 Interview with Elwood and Flora Amburn, May 3, 1980.

3 Interview with Sue Hill, May 7, 1980.

4 Interview with Lockie Webb, May 12, 1980.

5 Interview with Bernard Alderman, May 7, 1980.

6 Amburn interview; Everhardt interview; Hope interview; Interview with the Rev. George Semones, May 4, 1980.

7 Interview with Ray and Margaret Semones, May 6, 1980; Statement of Ray Semones before National Park Service Public Hearing, Washington, D.C., September 15, 1978 (Washington, D.C.: Acme Reporting Co., 1978), pp. 159-162.

8 Interview with Delila Brady, Olen Dalton, Pam Painter, and Rosie Vass, May 4, 1980.

9 Interview with Davie Puckett, May 6, 1980.

10 Interview with Lois Harris, May 8, 1980.

11 Barnard interview.

12 Interview with Cornelius Stanley, May 8, 1980; Terry interview.

13 Interview with Judge Foy Clark, May 21, 1980; Interview with Carl Hewitt, May 14, 1980; Hope interview; Interview with H. 0. Woltz, Jr., May 21, 1980.

14 Interview with Bula and Fannie Barr, May 4, 1980.

15 Don Brady interview; Interview with Joe Jackson, May 7, 1980.

ENDNOTES FOR CHAPTER FOUR

1 Interview with Duncan and Roseann MacKenzie, May 7, 1980; Vann Brief, pp. 4-7; Patrick County, Va. v. United States, 78-1215 (4th Cir. Ct. of App. 1978); Memorandum from K. M. Wilkinson, Virginia Dept. of Highways, to H. G. Blundon, February 3, 1971.

2 MacKenzie interview; Patrick County v. U. S.

3 Letter from James R. Brotherton, Blue Ridge Parkway Acting Superintendent, to E. Leo Burton, August 2, 1976; Letter from E. Leo Burton to James R. Brotherton, August 12, 1976; Letter from J. C. Dwight, Small Business Administration, to Joe Brown, Blue Ridge Parkway Superintendent, July 16, 1976; MacKenzie interview; Mann Brief, pp. 4-7; Patrick County v. U. S.

4 Letter from Gary Everhardt to Cong. William C. Wampler, March 20, 1978; Motion for Expedited Appeal, Patrick County v. United States Civil Action No. 77-0011(D); Resolution of the Patrick County Board of Supervisors, August 18, 1976; Interview with Bob and Evelyn Randolph, May 3, 1980.

5 Interview with Carol Gardner, May 7, 1980; MacKenzie Interview; Roanoke Times, April 15, 1978, pp. A-4 & A-5; Stuart (Va.) Enterprise, April 12, 1978, pp. 1 & 4; Ibid., April 19, 1978, pp. 1 & 3.

6 Delila Brady interview; Carroll County (Va.) Times, April 13, 1978, p. 1; Gardner interview; Statement of Roseann MacKenzie before National Park Service Public Hearing, Washington, D.C., September 15, 1978 (Washington, D.C.: Acme Reporting Co., 1978), p. 75; Patrick County v. U. S.; Remarks of E. M. Turner, Jr. at a meeting of the Patrick County Property Owners Association, September 13, 1978; U.S. Department of Interior. National Park Service, "Land Acquisition Policy," Federal Register, XLIII, No. 156, August 11, 1978, 35752-35754; Webb interview.

7 Patrick County v. U.S.; Roanoke Times, April 24, 1979, p. 1; Letter from E. Montgomery Tuck, Asst. U. S. Attorney, to Robert W. Mann, September 10, 1979.

ENDNOTES FOR CHAPTER FIVE

1 Letter from John N. Dalton, Governor of Virginia, to Gary Everhardt, April 18, 1980; Hope interview; MacKenzie interview; Webb interview.

SOURCES

Letters and Unpublished Materials

Brotherton, James R. Letter to E. Leo Burton, August 2, 1976.

Burton, E. Leo. Letter to James R. Brotherton, August 12, 1976.

Dalton, Governor John N. Letter to Gary Everhardt, April 18, 1980.

Dwight, J. C. Letter to Joe Brown, July 16, 1976.

Everhardt, Gary. Letter to Jimmy Wallace, November 17, 1978.

__________. Letter to Congressman William C. Wampler, March 20, 1978.

__________. Letter and attachments to Congressman William C. Wampler, March 13, 1980.

Tuck, E. Montgomery. Letter to Robert W. Mann, September 10 1979.

Turner, E. M. "Major", Jr. Remarks at a meeting of the Patrick County (Virginia) Property Owners Association, September 13, 1978.

Wilkinson, K. M. memorandum to H. G. Blundon, February 3, 1971.

Public Documents

Blue Ridge and Natchez Trace Parkways Land Acquisition. Statutes at Large, Vol. LXXV (1961).

Blue Ridge Parkway Act. Statutes at Large, Vol. XLIX (January, 1935-June, 1936).

Mann, Robert W. Opening Brief. Patrick County v. United States 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, Record No. 78-1215.

Patrick County Board of Supervisors. Resolution, August 18, 1976.

U. S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit. Patrick County v. U. S., Record No. 78-1215.

______. ______. _________. _______________. Motion for Expedited Appeal, Civil Action No. 77-0011(D).

______. Department of Interior. National Park Service. Blue Ridge Parkway (Draft #1) Land Acquisition Plan, March, 1980. Asheville: Prepared by the Blue Ridge Parkway Office, 1980.

_______. Department of Interior. National Park Service. Blue Ridge Parkway, Land Acquisition Program Briefing Statement, March, 1979. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1979.

_______. _________. __________. "Land Acquisition Policy.'' Federal Register, XLIII, No. 156, August 11, 1978, 35752-34754.

_______. _________. __________. Problem Statement Blue Ridge Parkway Plan of Access, October 18, 1977. Asheville: Prepared by Ge Blue Ridge Parkway Office, 1977.

_______. _________. __________. Public Hearing, September 15, 1978. Washington, D.C.: Acme Reporting Co., 1978.

______. __________. __________. "Revised Land Acquisition Policy." Federal Register, XLIV, No. 82, April 26, 1979, 24792-24793.

______. General Accounting Office. The Federal Drive To Acquire Private Lands Should Be Reassessed, December 14, 1979. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1979.

Interviews

Alderman, Bernard. May 7, 1980.

Amburn, Elwood and Flora. May 3, 1980.

Barnard, Alvin. May 8, 1980.

Barr, Bula and Fannie. May 4, 1980.

Berry, Steve. April 28, 1980.

Brady, Delila. May 4, 1980.

Brady, Don. May 6, 1980.

Clark, Foy. May 21, 1980.

Dalton, Olen. May 4, 1980.

Everhardt, Gary. May 5, 1980.

Fleegle, Chuck, May 12, 1980.

Gardner, Carol. May 7, 1980.

Harris, Lois. May 8, 1980.

Hewitt, Carl. May 14, 1980.

Hill, Sue, May 7, 1980.

Hope, Robert. May 5, 1980.

Jackson, Joe. May 7, 1980.

Landry, Martin. April 30, 1980.

MacKenzie, Duncan and Roseann. May 7, 1980.

McBride, Pat. May 1, 1980.

Meredith, Haskell and Odessa. May 3, 1980.

Painter, Pam. May 4, 1980.

Puckett, David. May 6, 1980.

Randolph, Robert and Evelyn. May 3, 1980.

Semones, Rev. George. May 4, 1980.

Semones, Ray and Margaret. May 6, 1980.

Stanley, Cornelius. May 8, 1980.

Terry, Arley. May 8, 1980.

Turner, E. M. "Major", Jr. May 8, 1980.

Vass, Rosie. May 4, 1980.

Voss, Ralph. May 8, 1580.

Webb, Lockie. May 12, 1980.

Whitlock, Ira. May 20, 1980.

Woltz, H. 0., Jr. May 21, 1980.

Wright, David. April 28, 1980.

Newspapers

Carroll County (Virginia) Times. April 13, 1978.

Roanoke Times. April 15, 1978.

_____________. April 24, 1979.

Stuart (Virginia) Enterprise. April 12, 1978.

____________________________.April 19, 1978.

Books

Davids, Richard C. The Man Who Moved A Mountain. Philadelphia Fortress Press, 1970.

Jolley, Harley E. The Blue Ridge Parkway. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1969.

 

PHOTOGRAPHIC DOCUMENTATION TO ACCOMPANY REPORT

Photo number Subject
1 Don Brady in roadbed of "old" state road 608
2 "Old" road 608 near Bluemont Church
3 "Old" road 608 as it curves toward the Blue Ridge Parkway
4 "Top of the Hill" development
5 David Puckett
6 Gravesite of Orlena Puckett
7 Formerly maintained state road
8 Puckett's Cabin
9 State road 608 underpass
10 Groundhog Mountain access road
11 Haskell and Odessa Meredith
12 Meredith home
13 Underpass area proposed in first draft Land Acquisition Plan
14 Creek on Meredith farm.
15 Elwood and Flora Amburn
16 Amburn home
17 Proposed cloverleaf area
18 Dickens family cemetery
19 Vacated willing seller near Alderman property
20 & 21 Some youth of the Parkway
22 Groundhog Mountain community
23 Former home of Rita Payne

 

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