CUMBERLAND GAP, Tenn. (AP) — The superintendent of Cumberland Gap National Historic Park is moving down the road after 16 years to take over supervision of the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Mark Woods told the Knoxville News-Sentinel (http://bit.ly/15ojzbl ) that he has dreamed of working at the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina ever since he traveled the mountain highway as a young boy.
Woods will start the new job in a month.
While superintendent, the 53-year-old Woods helped facilitate the purchase of 4,500 acres just outside the park boundary that includes Fern Lake, a clear-blue mountain lake that supplies water to nearby Middlesboro, Ky., and can be seen from the Cumberland Trail and the park's Pinnacle Overlook.
Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
Created: Sat, 31 Aug 2013 12:16:24 EST
Updated: Sat, 31 Aug 2013 12:16:24 EST