Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title National Park Centennial
Date 1972
Description Photograph shows a crowd of people and automobiles surrounding a raised stage at the National Park Centennial celebration in Doughton Park on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by Bruce in 1972.
Commentary The world's first national park, Yellowstone National Park, was established on March 1, 1872. It was decided to celebrate the centennial of Yellowstone nationwide and the National Parks Centennial Commission was established to plan many events in different national parks.
Location Location Name: Doughton Park
Parkway Milepost: 241.0
Latitude: 36.40596
Longitude: -81.17425
Creator Individual Bruce
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Doughton Park (N.C.)
National Parks Centennial
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway