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The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Oconaluftee Terminus
Date August 1974
Description Sign indicating the end of Blue Ridge Parkway at US Highway 441. Shows Cherokee 2 miles away, Great Smoky Mountains National Park to the north, and Gatlinburg, Tennessee 29 miles away. Photograph taken by Robert G. Bruce in August 1974 at Milepost 469.
Commentary Tourism was part of the impetus behind plans for the Blue Ridge Parkway and this sign indicates the Parkway's proximity to tourist attractions such as Cherokee and the Great Smoky Mountains.
Location Location Name: Intersection of Blue Ridge Parkway at U.S. Route 441
Parkway Milepost: 469.0
Latitude: 35.505203
Longitude: -83.301078
Creator Individual Robert G. Bruce
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Automobiles
Great Smoky Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.)
Signs and signboards
Swain County (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway