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Title Slides
Date 1970s
Description Photograph shows an interpretive sign about the Plott Balsam mountain range near mile post 457.9 in section 2Y of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by C. E. Westveer.
Commentary The sign reads: "Before you lies the massive Plott Balsam Range. On one of its eastern slopes Henry Plott, a German immigrant's son, made his home in the early 1800's. In this game-filled frontier, hunting dogs were a prized possession. Here Henry Plott and his descendants developed the famous Plott Bear Hounds carefully selecting for the qualities of stamina, courage, and alertness the breed possesses today."
Location Location Name: Section 2Y
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 35.509889
Longitude: -83.179167
Creator Individual C.E. Westveer
Tags Interpretive development
Plott Balsam Mountains (N.C.)
Scenic overlooks
Signs and signboards
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway