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Title Altapass. Apple orchard from Jackson Knob
Title Note From a distance
Date June 1, 1935
Description The apple orchard at Altapass as viewed from Jackson Knob. Photo taken by Edward H. Abbuehl on June 1, 1935, Section 2L milepost 327.5-336.4.
Commentary The orchard was planted by a worker for the Clinchfield Railroad in 1908. The path of the Blue Ridge Parkway divided the orchard in half, and over time the trees were no longer maintained. In 1994 the half of the orchard below the Blue Ridge Parkway was privately purchased and is now open to the public.
Location Location Name: Altapass
Parkway Milepost: 327.0
Latitude: 35.89346
Longitude: -82.01789
Creator Individual Edward H. Abbuehl
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Altapass (N.C.)
McDowell County (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway