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Title Point of departure marked by figure; angle of slope, wrecked car at rest
Date February 22, 1941
Description In the center of the photograph is a person on the height of slope signaling the point of departure from which a car went over the edge. On the left side of the slope is the wrecked car at rest. To the right by the side of the road are three cars. Taken by Dale on February 22, 1941, Station 201-202, Section 2D (incorrectly identified as 2-N-1 on photocard), Milepost 251.3.
Commentary This picture is taken on the road on the way to Alder Gap.
Location Location Name: Milepost 251
Parkway Milepost: 251.0
Latitude: 36.37407
Longitude: -81.286452
Creator Individual Dale
Tags Alder Gap (N.C.)
Ashe County (N.C.)
Traffic accidents
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway