Summary: The Blue Ridge Parkway Golden Anniversary Conference was a joyous occasion. It brought together people from all across the nation and from abroad to celebrate America’s favorite road. It was especially gratifying to have so many participants in the early planning and design of the Parkway attend the Conference and participate in the varied activities. Yet the conference was more than a celebration. It was a serious attempt to examine the impact the Parkway has had on a region and its people. Perhaps no other road in the world interprets the natural and cultural history of a region so well
DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt1xp3mhk.3