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The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title 10 Millionth Visitor Ceremony
Title Note Negative 8033
Date October 29, 1968
Description Assistant Superintendent Dover with Mr. and Mrs. Ermer at the junction of the Blue Ridge Parkway and US Highway 70 near Asheville, NC, 1968.
Commentary This image was taken from the National Park Service's Blue Ridge Parkway Headquarters and taken by Don DeFoe. This couple was nominated as the 10 millionth visitors to the Parkway and received a dedication ceremony from the National Park Service to mark the event. In the background you can see the section of the Blue Ridge Parkway crossing US Highway 70, near Asheville, NC, October 26, 1968.
Location Location Name: Intersection of Blue Ridge Parkway at U.S. Route 70
Parkway Milepost: 382.0
Latitude: 35.586439
Longitude: -82.47944
Creator Individual Don DeFoe
Tags Bridges
Ermer family
National Park Service
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway