Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Specimen Laurel 38'' circumference
Title Note Speciment Laurel 38" circumference
Date October 1950
Description Man with measuring tape around the trunk of a Laurel tree near Soco Gap, milepost 455.7, and sections 2X and 2Y of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Image taken from the National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway Headquarters and taken by Edward H. Abbuehl in October 1950.
Location Location Name: Soco Gap
Parkway Milepost: 455.0
Latitude: 35.4953793
Longitude: -83.1562552
Creator Individual Edward H. Abbuehl
Tags Flora
Haywood County (N.C.)
Jackson County (N.C.)
Soco Gap (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway