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Title Illegal timber cutting by Electric Corp
Date July 1946
Description Photo taken from a crop of rocks, showing an area of illegal timber cutting in the distance. Taken by A.S. Burns in July 1946, at the intersection of the Blue Ridge Parkway and US Highway 221, 2-F end Milepost 292.
Commentary This area may have still been under construction at the time the photo was taken, as Section 2F was not opened to visitors until late 1958.
Location Location Name: Intersection of Blue Ridge Parkway at U.S. Route 221 (near Blowing Rock, N.C.)
Parkway Milepost: 292.0
Latitude: 36.148646
Longitude: -81.663814
Creator Individual A.S. Burns
Tags Blowing Rock (N.C.)
Electric utilities
Watauga County (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway