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The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Traffic signs as existing on Dec 1949
Title Note Looking north toward the intersection from a point on the Pkwy.
Date December 18, 1949
Description The photograph shows a view of the Blue Ridge Parkway at an intersection with two other local roads near Floyd, Va. The road is paved with marker lines running down the center. The parkway runs from the bottom left half of the photograph up toward the center of the image, and the intersecting roads enter on the right side of the parkway. Road signs are visible at several points around the intersection. One stop sign is apparent, but the other signs are not legible in the photograph. A black car appears to the left of the parkway, near some of the signs at the intersection, and pointed toward a wooden fence. Image taken near milepost 165.1 of the Blue Ridge Parkway, at the intersection of the parkway with Tuggles Gap Road and VA Highway 8, near Floyd, Va. Image taken by Albert S. Burns on December 18, 1949.
Location Location Name: Milepost 165
Parkway Milepost: 165.0
Latitude: 36.915351
Longitude: -80.208014
Creator Individual Albert S. Burns
Tags Automobiles
Floyd County (Va.)
Intersections (roads)
Signs and signboards
Stop signs
Tuggle Gap (Va.)
View of road
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway