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Title Figure at point wheels left road. Two stakes in foreground point of departure from shoulder
Date February 22, 1941
Description This image shows a man standing at the point where the wheels of the car left the road as it plunged into the gully. Tire tracks are slightly visible. Photo taken by Dale on February 22, 1941, Station 201, Section 2D (incorrectly identified as Section 2-N-1) milepost 251.3.
Commentary Taken several years after the completion of section 2D where this accident occurred, this image showcases the dangers of driving on winding mountain roads.
Location Location Name: Milepost 251
Parkway Milepost: 251.0
Latitude: 36.37407
Longitude: -81.286452
Creator Individual Dale
Tags Ashe County (N.C.)
Traffic accidents
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway