Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Trading Post, interior
Date September 19, 1959
Description Photograph shows the interior of the Northwest Trading Post at mile post 258.6 in section 2D of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by Earl W. Estes, Jr. on September 19, 1959.
Commentary More of the locally produced goods and crafts for sale at the Trading Post. Along the wall behind the woman can be seen home canned goods, and she stands in front of a counter that sells some food and drink products, probably mostly locally produced.
Location Location Name: Northwest Trading Post
Parkway Milepost: 258.0
Latitude: 36.343644
Longitude: -81.375559
Creator Individual Earl W. Estes, Jr.
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Arts and crafts
Northwest Trading Post (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway