Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Mrs. Sharon Simons at Spinning Wheel
Date September 18, 1957
Description Photograph shows a woman, noted as Mrs. Sharon Simons, at the spinning wheel in Brinegar Cabin in Doughton Park in section 2C of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by Earl W. Estes, Jr. on September 18, 1957.
Commentary The spinning wheel in Brinegar Cabin was used for historical interpretation, although the National Park Service did not claim the spinning wheel to be original or even "like" the original. According to the National Park Service's study on the Brinegar Cabin, no one is really sure what kind of spinning wheel was used.
Location Location Name: Brinegar Cabin
Parkway Milepost: 238.0
Latitude: 36.4187411
Longitude: -81.1456417
Creator Individual Earl W. Estes, Jr.
Tags Brinegar Cabin (N.C.)
Doughton Park (N.C.)
Interpretive development
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway