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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Newfound Gap Road, Between Gatlinburg, TN & Cherokee, NC, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN



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Location
NC, Gatlinburg vicinity, TN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER TN-35-A
Building/structure dates: 1830 initial construction
Significance: Newfound Gap Road is the central transportation artery in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is the only road to cross the park from north to south, connecting the two major entrances at Gatlinburg, Tennessee and Cherokee, North Carolina. The transportation system of Great Smoky Mountains is representative of NPS park road design and landscape planning throughout the country. Much of the construction work was undertaken by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the 1930s. Once established, the first national park in the southern portion of the United States as well as links to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoah National Park.

Subjects
"Mission 66" Program
Roads
Transportation


Related Names
Bureau Of Public Roads
Cammerer, Arno B.
Bass, C. N.
Swain, C. E.
Tennessee Highway Commission
Peterson, Charles
Haas, David, Photographer
Regnier, Matthew, Delineator
Young, Karen, Delineator
Sikora, Dorota, Delineator
Maher, Cornelius, Historian
Kelleher, Michael, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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