Z. O. Jenkins On N.C. Parks Board
From the Forest City Courier, July 3, 1930
At a meeting of the National Conference on State Parks, at Linville, N. C., June 19, an association named the Northwestern North Carolina Recreational Development Council was formed. Mr. Z. O. Jenkins, of Cliffside, was elected to represent the towns of Cliffside and Forest City.
Some of the objects of this Association, as drafted at the meeting at Linville, follow:
To secure the Linville Gorge as a state park.
To secure the National Park to! Park Highway.
To get a Federal number (national highway), through western North Carolina from the Virginia line at Independence to South Carolina at Tryon and Cliffside, going thence to Spartanburg. The objective being Roanoke to Augusta.
To get the National Forest lying south of Grandfather mountain and east of Linville Mountain designated as the Grandfather Mountain National Forest.
To secure the Sky Line Trail from Nova Scotia to North Georgia.
To get the above National Forest developed for recreational purpose and for this purpose to receive its share of available federal funds.
Protection of mountain streams and water falls.
Conservation of flora near highways.
Protection of wild life.
Opposition to bill boards near highways and to filling stations in beauty spots.
To give support to plans which benefit the region or any of the communities and are not detrimental to others.
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