Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title James River Valley
Date August 10, 1962
Description Image shows a view of the valleys and mountain ridges beyond the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Blue Ridge Parkway is visible in the foreground of the image, and the road is widened to allow for automobile parking at one side of the road. 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
Blue Ridge Mountains
Botetourt County (Va.)
Scenic overlooks
View of road
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway