National Affairs: Smoky Park

Five million dollars of the money extracted by John D. Rockefeller from Pennsylvania's oil-bearing substrata were last week applied to perpetuate the surface grandeur of 600 square miles of the Appalachian chain far south of Pennsylvania. The Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial fund announced that it had underwritten half of the $10,000,000 fund sought for the Great Smoky Mountains National park. Public subscription and the legislatures of North Carolina and Tennessee had provided most of the other $5,000,000 required to buy what will be the outstanding national park in the eastern U. S.


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