Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Block of road washed away
Date August 16, 1940
Description Photograph showing damage done by the flood of 1940 to the roadway near station 130+00 and mile post 320 in section 2K of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Location Location Name: Milepost 320
Parkway Milepost: 320.0
Latitude: 35.936434
Longitude: -81.959134
Creator Individual Granville B. Liles
Tags Avery County (N.C.)
Flood of 1940
McDowell County (N.C.)
Road conditions
Road damage
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway