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Title Mission 66 sign
Date July 10, 1959
Description Image shows a sign on the side of the road, at the top of a small grassy slope, that states "This is a Mission 66 Project." The Mission 66 Project was a National Park Service program designed to expand visitor services by the 50th anniversary of NPS in 1966. Trees stand behind the sign. Image taken by Donald H. Robinson on July 10, 1959. Image taken at the junction of the Blue Ridge Parkway and U.S. 220, south of Roanoke Va., at milepost 121.4. The photograph was taken for the Director.
Location Location Name: Milepost 121
Parkway Milepost: 121.0
Latitude: 37.21123
Longitude: -79.948152
Creator Individual Donald H. Robinson
Tags Mission 66
National Park Service
Roanoke County (Va.)
Signs and signboards
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway