Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Before flood and PRA regrading
Date September 25, 1939
Description This image shows a car driving away along the right side of the road with a slope going up to the right. "To show erosive character of rock" noted in Remarks field of information card. Photo taken by "MAB" at Milepost 276.3 in Section 2E, Station 785 left back, on September 25, 1939
Commentary The flood mentioned in the title of this image occurred in August 1940 and caused severe damage to many areas of Watauga County. This photograph was taken near Deep Gap.
Location Location Name: Milepost 276
Parkway Milepost: 276.0
Latitude: 36.234864
Longitude: -81.501132
Creator Individual Malcolm A. Bird
Tags Deep Gap (N.C.)
Watauga County (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway