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Title Peaks of Otter panoramic view of coffee shop and gas station site
Date February 9, 1949
Description Image shows a panoramic view of the land surrounding the Blue Ridge Parkway near milepost 85.6, which is the proposed site of a coffee shop and fuel station. The land in this area is fairly flat and grassy, with only a few trees. The Blue Ridge Mountains are visible in the background. The image was taken in the Peaks of Otter area, near where Section 1J meets Section 1K of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by Sam P. Weems on February 9, 1949.
Location Location Name: Milepost 85
Parkway Milepost: 85.0
Latitude: 37.453531
Longitude: -79.598239
Creator Individual Sam P. Weems
Tags Bedford County (Va.)
Panoramic photography
Peaks of Otter (Va.)
Proposed sites
View of road
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway