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Title Purgatory Mountain and Buchanan
Date August 10, 1962
Description Image shows a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the surrounding land. There is developed land in the valley between two mountain ridges, which is part of the town of Buchanan, Virginia. The image was taken at 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 Blue Ridge Mountains
Botetourt County (Va.)
Scenic overlooks
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway