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Title Feeding bear cubs at Rocky Knob (Rocky Knob CCC)
Date 1930s
Description Image shows a park ranger feeding a bear cub. The cub is standing upright and drinking from a bottle or jar. The park ranger is wearing leather gloves and the cub is on a leash. They are in a dirt lot, and a wooden building and an automobile are visible in the background. There is a man. likely a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) standing near the cub, and he is visible at the right side of the image. Image was taken near milepost 185 in Section 1U of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Location Location Name: Milepost 185
Parkway Milepost: 185.0
Latitude: 36.665213
Longitude: -80.484266
Creator Individual Unknown
Tags Animals
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)
Park rangers
Rocky Knob (Va.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway