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Appalachian National Park Association meeting

By A. B. Pope

Abstract

In November 1899, the Asheville Board of Trade hosted a meeting at the Battery Park Hotel in Asheville, North Carolina. The purpose of the meeting was to organize and advocate for a national park in the southern Appalachians. The Appalachian National Park Association was formed at that time. Although housed in Asheville, North Carolina, the organization was a multi-state effort, attracting representatives from six southern states. One of the highlights of the group’s activities was a convention held in 1902 to which 1,500 people attended. The association lobbied Congress for the creation of a park, but with limited success. The association disbanded in 1905

Topics: Appalachian National Park Association; Appalachian National Park Association -- Membership; National parks and reserves -- Appalachian Region, Southern -- Planning; Portraits, Group -- North Carolina -- Asheville;, people;
Publisher: Hunter Library Digital Collections, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC 28723;
Year: 2015
OAI identifier: oai:wcudigitalcollection.contentdm.oclc.org:p16232coll10/8281
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