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Title Parking on average weekday
Date July 1956
Description Photograph shows automobiles and people in the parking lot at the Cumberland Knob recreation area near mile post 217.5 in section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by Roscoe Reeves in July 1956, with note at the bottom reading "Don't try it on Sunday."
Commentary The Cumberland Knob recreation area has always been a popular stop-off for tourists and, as Americans embraced the freedom of driving holidays in the 1950s, its popularity increased.
Location Location Name: Cumberland Knob
Parkway Milepost: 217.5
Latitude: 36.55013
Longitude: -80.90869
Creator Individual Roscoe Reeves
Tags Automobile parking
Cumberland Knob Recreation Area (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway