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Title Wheelwright shop setup
Title Note Used in McCarter Report of Mabry Mill
Date November 1942
Description Image of the wheelwright shop at Mabry Mill near milepost 176.1, section 1T of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Photograph shows a spoke wheel on a makeshift table, as well as a cart and additional spoke wheels. Wheelwrights are people who build or repair a wide variety of wheels, including those comprised of wood and banded by iron tyres. Image taken from the National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway Headquarters. Photographed by Kenneth McCarter in November of 1942.
Location Location Name: Mabry Mill (Va.)
Parkway Milepost: 176.1
Latitude: 36.75
Longitude: -80.404722
Creator Individual Kenneth McCarter
Tags Arts and crafts
Carriages and carts
Floyd County (Va.)
Mabry Mill (Va.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway