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 Alonzo Newton Hylton

Alonzo Newton Hylton

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Death 6 Oct 1957 (aged 85)
Burial Floyd County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 100838742 · View Source
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FROM MT LAUREL MAGAZINE
William "Bill" Lord MEMORIES
I was hired by the Blue Ridge Parkway, first as a park ranger for a two year stint, 1948-49, and then as their first park naturalist, 1950-55, residing in Roanoke, then the Parkway's headquarters.
I motor patrolled an almost 40 mile length of Parkway starting at Adney Gap, mile 136 and ending just short of Mabry Mill's location at mile 176.2.
At that time the Parkway had not been constructed from mile 106 at its interection with rte 460, for some 30 miles to Adney Gap.
The photographs show Blue Ridge farmland and mountain terrain over much of the area I patrolled, from about mile 150 south to Mabry Mill.
Alonzo Newton Hylton.
We became very good friends and he was an excellent source of folk lore.
He was the source for the "Uncle Newt" portrayed in the Parkway guide book I wrote.
During weekends of the travel season, 1949, I was stationed at Mabry Mill to give visitors a tour of Mabry's Mill and shops.
Newton was a great help as a source of info.
Ed Abhuel is credited with some of the photo's.
He was one of the foremost leaders calling the shots on how mountain culture would be portrayed.


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  • Created by: Thomas Wise Rorrer, Jr.
  • Added: 17 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100838742
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alonzo Newton Hylton (4 Jan 1872–6 Oct 1957), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100838742, citing Agee-Holt-Hylton Cemetery, Floyd County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Thomas Wise Rorrer, Jr. (contributor 46862475) .