Documenting the American South

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 image shows a view of the Blue Ridge Parkway where it intersects with Virginia Route 8. Signs appear at different points around the intersection, but aside from one stop sign their contents are not legible from the distance of the camera. A large truck appears to be driving through the intersection. There is a wooden fence next to the truck, to the left of the image, and trees appear in the background away from the road. Image taken at milepost 165.1 of the Blue Ridge Parkway, near the intersection of the parkway with VA Route 8. The area is near Tuggle Gap in Floyd County, Va.
Location Location Name: Milepost 165
Parkway Milepost: 165.0
Latitude: 36.915351
Longitude: -80.208014
Creator Individual Albert S. Burns
Tags Floyd County (Va.)
Intersections (roads)
Signs and signboards
Stop signs
Tuggle Gap (Va.)
View of road
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway