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Title Road Sign - Roaring Gap
Date July 1959
Description Road sign for Roaring Gap and Sparta in North Carolina, located near milepost 228 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Sign reads "Roaring Gap, Elevation 2914" and "Sparta, Population 820, Elevation 2939." Taken in July 1959.
Location Location Name: Roaring Gap
Parkway Milepost: 230.0
Latitude: 36.40291
Longitude: -80.98536
Creator Individual Unknown
Tags Photographs
Roaring Gap (N.C.)
Signs and signboards
Sparta (N.C.)
View of road
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway