Local volunteer has been working to promote and preserve the Blue Ridge Parkway for decades
By April Wright, Reporter
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 7:00 am (Updated: September 8, 7:06 am)
In the midst of a depression in the 1930s and ‘40s, there wasn’t much recreation going on in Galax — except for visits to the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Many people went to Cumberland Knob — where the parkway began in 1935 — to grill, picnic and walk the trails because it was free and beautiful, Mary Guynn recalls.
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