Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Trading Post
Date July 1958
Description Photograph looks across the road to the Northwest Trading Post near mile post 259 in section 2D of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by Donald H. Robinson in July 1958.
Commentary From this distance the building looks like many of the cabins that can be seen along the Parkway route. In keeping with the Parks Service's goal of keeping the area looking as untouched and authentic as possible, the building was purposely designed to look this way.
Location Location Name: Northwest Trading Post
Parkway Milepost: 258.0
Latitude: 36.343644
Longitude: -81.375559
Creator Individual Donald H. Robinson
Tags Building
Northwest Trading Post (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway