Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Visitors eating lunch in shelter
Date 1950s
Description A dark photograph of vistors to Cumberland Knob eating in a shelter. Taken circa 1950 by an unknown photographer at milepost 217.5.
Commentary Cumberland Knob is the starting point of the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. It has an elevation of 2,858 feet (871 meters.)
Location Location Name: Milepost 217
Parkway Milepost: 217.0
Latitude: 36.560486
Longitude: -80.911688
Creator Individual Unknown
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Cumberland Knob (N.C.)
Recreational areas
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway