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Title Demonstration of flax break
Date 1952
Description Photograph shows a man demonstrating the use of a flax break with two people at the Parkway Craft Center in the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, located in section 2G of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by Abbie Rowe in 1952.
Commentary A flax break is a device used to chop straw once it is dried.
Location Location Name: Flat Top Manor
Parkway Milepost: 294.0
Latitude: 36.149047
Longitude: -81.692942
Creator Individual Abbie Rowe
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Arts and crafts
Flat Top Manor (Blowing Rock, N.C.)
Interpretive development
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park (N.C.)
Parkway Craft Center (Flat Top Manor)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway