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Title The wrecked car.
Date February 23, 1941
Description Car photographed after an accident on the Parkway. The roof is caved in and part of the body hangs in a nearby tree to the left. Photo taken by Dale on February 23, 1941, Station 202, Section 2D (incorrectly identified as 2-N-1), Milepost 251.3.
Commentary Judging from photos taken from top of hill, this car traveled a far distance before landing at the bottom.
Location Location Name: Milepost 251
Parkway Milepost: 251.0
Latitude: 36.37407
Longitude: -81.286452
Creator Individual Dale
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Ashe County (N.C.)
Traffic accidents
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway