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Title Tanbark Ridge Parkway Overlooking
Date July 4, 1974
Description View of the paved overlook at Tanbark Ridge showing tourists and their vehicles. Taken by C.E. Westveer on July 4, 1974 at Milepost 376.7.
Commentary Compare this image with the first photo of Tanbark Ridge Overlook from 1956. Here we can see the drastic change in vehicles. Several tourists are viewing the scenery. Although almost twenty years have passed since the other photograph there are still a large number of tourists and vehicles, no doubt due to the Independence Day holiday.
Location Location Name: Tanbark Ridge Overlook
Parkway Milepost: 376.7
Latitude: 35.652814
Longitude: -82.485393
Creator Individual C.E. Westveer
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