Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Show slope. Figure at top to figure holding white paper, Extreme lower left, marks course
Title Note 7104
Date February 23, 1941
Description This image shows a slope going upward to the right. The course of the wreck goes from the figure at the crest of the slope to the man holding white paper in the extreme lower left of the picture. Card incorrectly identifies area as Section 2N. Photograph taken by Dale on February 23, 1941, at milepost 251.3 along section 2D of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary Taken several years after the completion of section 2D where this accident occurred, this image showcases the hazards of driving on curving mountain roads.
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