Guide to the U.S. Highway 321 Widening Controversy, Februrary 1978 Summary Information

Summary Information

Title: U.S. Highway 321 Widening Controversy, Februrary 1978 Summary Information
Collection: AC.504
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This contains Public Notices, Probable Impact Statements, and Maps of the widening project. This project was for U.S. Highway 321 between Boone and Blowing Rock, North Carolina in February 1978.

Creator: unknown

Biographical/Historical Note

The proposed work on U.S. Highway 321 was to occur between Boone and Blowing Rock, North Carolina along the Middle Fork Creek for 5.3 miles. As it would affect the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, the National Park Service agreed with the applicant on the design terms of this project.

A public hearing notice for meeting on March 8, 1978 was issued "to allow the applicant opportunity to clarify certain details of the project, to allow all interested parties the opportunity to present additional data for consideration during the decision making process, to provide a medium for discussing mitigation planned and defined in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and to insure that every reasonable measure has been taken to obtain information pertinent to the proposed project." taken from Public Notice 78-16A

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of 1) a letter to Joe from Edmund I. Adams, Attorney at Law; 2) Public Notice 78-16 re: Application from North Carolina Department of Transportation for a Department of the Army Permit; and 3) Public Notice 78-16A-Notice of Public Hearing which includes statements and maps of the project.


It is chronologically arranged.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

The origin of this collection is unknown. Accessioned as AC.2000.027

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, March 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.504: U.S. Highway 321 Widening Controversy, Februrary 1978, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

U.S. Highway 321 Widening Controversy, Februrary 1978 ACSC_Box 15.4