Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Grandfather Mt from Mayview Manor
Date August 1955
Description Photograph shows Grandfather Mountain marked with a red arrow, as seen from Mayview Manor in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Taken by Ted Pease in August 1955.
Commentary This view is from Mayview Manor, an elegant 138 room hotel built in 1921 to attract tourists to Blowing Rock. Tourism was a large industry in Watauga County and a reason that the Blue Ridge Parkway was built. The Blue Ridge Parkway helped fuel business not only at the hotel, but for the tourism industry throughout towns along the parkway. This photograph shows the scenic views the hotel offered.
Location Location Name: Blowing Rock
Parkway Milepost: 290.0
Latitude: 36.135129
Longitude: -81.6776059
Creator Individual Ted Pease
Tags Grandfather Mountain (N.C.)
Mayview Manor (N.C.)
Watauga County (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway