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Title Property of Robert L. Doughton Opposite 2D
Date September 11, 1936
Description View of property of Robert L. Doughton in Laurel Springs, N.C. on milepost 248, section 2D of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Image taken from the National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway Headquarters and taken by A.S. Burns on September 11, 1936. Photograph labeled "view shows character of country in vicinity of parkway although not within sight of the parkway."
Commentary Robert L. Doughton was a Democrat who was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1911-1953. He represented Alleghany County and was instrumental in the construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Location Location Name: Laurel Springs
Parkway Milepost: 248.0
Latitude: 36.41152
Longitude: -81.26287
Creator Individual A.S. Burns
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Doughton, Robert Lee
Laurel Springs (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway