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Title Purgatory Overlook
Date August 10, 1962
Description Image shows a view of the Blue Ridge Parkway. There is a widened area for parking located at one side of the roadway, and there are two automobiles on the roadway that are traveling in opposite directions. The image was taken near the Purgatory overlook, near milepost 92.2 in Section 1K of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by David Ochsner on August 10, 1962.
Location Location Name: Purgatory Overlook
Parkway Milepost: 92.2
Latitude: 37.4773576
Longitude: -79.6883716
Creator Individual David Ochsner
Tags Automobile parking
Botetourt County (Va.)
Scenic overlooks
View of road
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway