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Gary Everhardt, former USNPS director, dies at 86

Gary Everhardt was born just a year before the start of the Blue Ridge Parkway’s construction and led a life that will forever be entwined with famous scenic byway.

Everhardt, a former director of the National Park Service and the superintendent of the parkway from 1977-2000, died Dec. 27 in Charlotte at age 86. It was four days after his wife, Nancy Everhardt died, according to Phil Francis, a close friend and former parkway superintendent.

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