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Title Buck Wright - Died in 1915; lived near Bear Wallow [Bearwallow] Gap, VA
Title Note Supposedly one of Jesse James' gang
Date Early 1900s
Description Image shows a man sitting on a donkey. He is identified as Buck Wright, who died in 1915. There is a note with the photograph which indicates that Buck Wright was supposedly one of Jesse James' gang. The man in the image has a long white beard, and he is wearing a hat, and holding an umbrella in one hand. There is a full sack on his lap, and there is a roll of materials laid across the donkey's back, behind the man. A dog is lying on the the ground close to the donkey's hind feet. The image was taken near Bearwallow Gap, near what is milepost 90.9 and Section 1K of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Image provided courtesy of Mrs. Emma Martin of Buchanan, Virginia.
Location Location Name: Bearwallow Gap
Parkway Milepost: 90.9
Latitude: 37.4834688
Longitude: -79.6686491
Creator Individual Unknown
Tags Animals
Bedford County (Va.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway