Interview with Phil Templeton [November 12, 1975]

Title

Interview with Phil Templeton [November 12, 1975]

Description

Phil Templeton, a real estate developer, talks about the development happening in High Country over his lifetime. He attributes the development to the growth of the university, the skiing industry, and tourism in general. He is a proponent of the development, even if it means the loss of traditional mountain culture, because it provides a higher standard of living for people. He says: "Utopia would be that everything would remain in its natural state and everyone could enjoy it, but that's not how it works."

Subject

Real estate developers
Rural development--North Carolina--Watauga County
Rural development--North Carolina--Ashe County
Templeton, Phil

Creator

Young, Janice
Efird, Jane
Templeton, Phil

Language

English

Type

Document

Identifier

111_tape332_PhilTempleton_transcript_M

Comments

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Citation

Young, Janice
, Efird, Jane
, and Templeton, Phil, “Interview with Phil Templeton [November 12, 1975],” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed May 19, 2019, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/37310.