Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Sign boards looking toward Roanoke
Date November 21, 1936
Description Image shows billboards on the left side of the road, advertising Frigidaire, Chevrolet, and the Ponce de Leon Hotel. There are also several small signs posted close to the ground. Power lines stand on the left side of the road, as well as a wire fence. Image taken on Route 11 to Salem, Va., near the Roanoke County line, near milepost 121 of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Image taken by Albert S. Burns on November 21, 1936.
Location Location Name: Milepost 121
Parkway Milepost: 121.0
Latitude: 37.21123
Longitude: -79.948152
Creator Individual Albert S. Burns
Tags Advertisements
Electric utilities
Roanoke County (Va.)
View of road
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway