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Title Bull Creek
Title Note View from Elk Mountain Scenic Road
Date June 9, 1935
Description Photograph of Bull Creek Valley from a higher elevation. Taken by "EHA" (Edward H. Abbuehl) on June 9, 1935, Section 2Q, Milepost 375.3-383.5. This area is east of Asheville.
Commentary This photograph was taken in 1935, just after the debates over whether the Blue Ridge Parkway should go through North Carolina or Tennessee. This series of photographs on Elk Mountain Scenic Road were taken by Edward H. Abbuehl, who was from the Landscape department of the National Park Service. The trip to Asheville was intended to show the designated route of the Parkway through Western North Carolina.
Location Location Name: Elk Mountain Scenic Road
Parkway Milepost: 375.3
Latitude: 35.664
Longitude: -82.478
Creator Individual Edward H. Abbuehl
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Asheville (N.C.)
Bull Creek Valley (N.C.)
Buncombe County (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway