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Title Interpretive sign - The National Forests
Date August 1976
Description Image of a "National Forests" interpretive sign located at the Bluff Mountain Overlook, near milepost 52.8 in Section 1G of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The sign states the role of United States Forest Service in protecting the natural resources of the George Washington National Forest. There is graffiti on the sign, some of which is people's names and initials. The Blue Ridge Mountains are visible in the background of the image. Image taken by Robert G. Bruce in August 1976.

The sign reads: The National Forests / Before you lies a portion of the George Washington National Forest, administered and protected by the United States Forest Service of the Department of Agriculture for the best interests of all people. Its timber, water, wildlife and recreational resources are being used in such manner that the American people will continue to enjoy their benefits for all time. / United States Department of the Interior / National Park Service.
Location Location Name: Bluff Mountain Overlook
Parkway Milepost: 52.8
Latitude: 37.664406
Longitude: -79.326842
Creator Individual Robert G. Bruce
Tags Amherst County (Va.)
Blue Ridge Mountains
Interpretive development
Signs and signboards
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway