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Title Construction of Combination Building, comfort station, picnic shelter, and refractory
Date 1940
Description Construction of a combination building, which includes a comfort station, picnic station, and refractory at Cumberland Knob, milepost 217, section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Image taken from the National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway Headquarters and taken by "JEV" in 1940.
Location Location Name: Cumberland Knob
Parkway Milepost: 217.5
Latitude: 36.55013
Longitude: -80.90869
Creator Individual J.E.V.
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Comfort stations
Cumberland Knob (N.C.)
National park concessions
Picnic grounds
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway