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Title Osbourne and Cleary Property, East of House
Date March 30, 1939
Description View from the east of Osbourne and Cleary property near milepost 229-237, section 2B of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Image taken from the National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway Headquarters and taken by R.E.D. on March 30, 1939.
Commentary Osbourne and Cleary were two neighbors, who with their neighbor Richardson, tried to stop the incorporation of their property into the Blue Ridge Parkway; they demanded money from the federal government for their land. These three neighbors show how local farmers were impacted by the construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Location Location Name: Section 2B
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.438936
Longitude: -81.071667
Creator Individual R.E.D.
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Cleary, George
Farm buildings and land
Osborne, Amanda
Richardson, Eli
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway