Driving Through Time - The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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|Title||"The Fences" interpretive sign at Groundhog Mt. Overlook|
|Description||This photograph shows "The Fences" interpretive sign at Groundhog Mt. Overlook, near milepost 188.8 in section 1U. The sign provides information to orient viewers to the miles of split rail fence that bound farms and pastures throughout the Blue Ridge. In the foreground, a man with a camera and a woman are discussing the sign. The photograph was taken by Abbie Rowe in 1952.
The sign reads: THE MILES OF SPLIT RAIL FENCE BOUNDING / PASTURES THROUGH THE BLUE RIDGE ARE / BUILT LARGELY OF DEAD CHESTNUT. SEVERAL / DISTINCT TYPES OF CONSTRUCTION ARE / EMPLOYED. THE "SNAKE," THE "POST AND RAIL" AND THE "BUCK" TYPES MAY BE SEEN FROM THIS POINT. / UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR NATIONAL PARK SERVICE.
Location Name: Groundhog Mountain Overlook
Parkway Milepost: 188.8
|Creator Individual||Abbie Rowe|
Ground Hog Mt. Overlook (Va.)
Patrick County (Va.)
Signs and signboards
|Credit||Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway|