Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title View of Tuggles Gap crossing of parkway with Virginia Route No. 8
Title Note Rocky Knob in distance
Date July 1936
Description Image shows a flat, open area of dirt and two roads in the early stages of construction that intersect with one another. A black car is parked facing the camera in the left side of the photograph. A tree appears on the right side of the camera, with a simple, possibly barbed-wire fence running in front of it. On the opposite side of the road there is another fence, and a densely wooded area that leads up to a mountain in the background. Image taken near Tuggles Gap at milepost 165.3, PA-1 and FL-40, on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Image taken by Albert S. Burns in July of 1936.
Location Location Name: Milepost 165
Parkway Milepost: 165.0
Latitude: 36.915351
Longitude: -80.208014
Creator Individual Albert S. Burns
Tags Graded road
Intersections (roads)
Road construction
Rocky Knob (Va.)
Tuggle Gap (Va.)
View of road
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway