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Title Dam for Water Reservoir
Date October 26, 1939
Description Dam for water reservoir located in Bluff Park, near milepost 238.96 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Image taken from the National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway Headquarters and taken by Edward H. Abbeuhl, October 26, 1939.
Commentary Originally known as the Bluffs, Doughton Park was named after Congressman Robert L. Doughton, a long-time advocate and supporter of the parkway. In order to prevent pooling of water on the Blue Ridge Parkway, designers often needed to dams.
Location Location Name: Bluffs
Parkway Milepost: 239.0
Latitude: 36.40596
Longitude: -81.17425
Creator Individual Edward H. Abbuehl
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Bluff Park (N.C.)
Bluffs Lodge (N.C.)
Bodies of water
Construction
Dams
Doughton Park (N.C.)
Photographs
The Bluffs (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway