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The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Parkway near Rocky Knob MA [Maintenance Area]
Date May 1959
Description Image shows a section of the Blue Ridge Parkway, paved and lined, that curves from the center of the photograph down toward the lower left corner. A white car is seen driving around the curve. The road appears to be cut into a hillside, as the land slopes down to the road on the right side, and continues down away from the road on the left side. A wooden fence appears in the foreground, at the top of a slope on the right side of the road, and another wooden fence can be seen across the road on the left side. Scattered trees and bushes are on both sides. The rolling hills and mountains of the parkway are visible in the distance. Image taken by Jack Boucher in May of 1959. Image taken at milepost 167.4 of the Blue Ridge Parkway, near the Rocky Knob maintenance area in Floyd County, Va.
Location Location Name: Milepost 167
Parkway Milepost: 167.0
Latitude: 36.832349
Longitude: -80.342446
Creator Individual Jack E. Boucher
Tags Automobiles
Floyd County (Va.)
Rocky Knob (Va.)
View of road
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway