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Title "Before" Site of Visitor Center
Date June 1959
Description Image shows a grassy section of land, with trees scattered throughout, which is the proposed site for the Peaks of Otter visitor center. There is a wooden fence in the foreground of the image, and the mountains are visible in the background. Image was taken in the Peaks of Otter area, in Section 1K of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Image taken by Jack E. Boucher in June 1959.
Location Location Name: Peaks of Otter Visitor Center
Parkway Milepost: 85.9
Latitude: 37.445786
Longitude: -79.608097
Creator Individual Jack E. Boucher
Tags Bedford County (Va.)
Peaks of Otter (Va.)
Proposed sites
Visitors' centers
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway