Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Bluffs Coffee Shop and Gas Station
Date October 1956
Description Cars pulling into and out of the Bluffs Coffee Shop and gas station, off of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Image taken from the National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway Headquarters and taken by Ralph Anderson in October 1956.
Commentary Road construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway began on December 7th, 1935 and ended November 17th, 1937.
Location Location Name: Bluffs Coffee Shop
Parkway Milepost: 241.0
Latitude: 36.430231
Longitude: -81.177169
Creator Individual Ralph Anderson
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Bluffs Coffee Shop (Doughton Park, N.C.)
Bluffs Gas Station (N.C.)
Comfort stations
Doughton Park (N.C.)
Service stations
View of road
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway