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Title Swan Mountains - Tanbark Ridge O.L.
Date March 4, 1956
Description View of the Swan Mountains, taken from the Tanbark Ridge Overlook, looking north. Several automobiles and people are visible on the road below. Taken by Robert E. Howe on March 4, 1956, at Milepost 376.7. Remarks field of the card states "Orange filter".
Commentary This photograph was taken about four years after Section 2Q of the Blue Ridge Parkway opened to the public. Construction of this section began in 1949 and was completed in 1952. The Tanbark Ridge Overlook has an elevation of 3175 feet.
Location Location Name: Tanbark Ridge Overlook
Parkway Milepost: 376.7
Latitude: 35.652814
Longitude: -82.485393
Creator Individual Robert E. Howe
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Buncombe County (N.C.)
Scenic overlooks
Tanbark Ridge (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway