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Title Virginia State highway traffic sign
Title Note Maximum safe speed 40
Date 20th Century
Description Image shows a highway traffic sign on the right side of the road. The sign shows a right curve warning and a speed limit sign establishing a speed limit of 40 miles per hour. Power lines stand on both sides of the road, as well as a wire fence on the right side of the road. Two black cars appear driving toward the camera. Driveways and mailboxes appear on the left side of the road, and in the distance there are several houses or buildings on the left side of the road. Image taken near Salem, Va., near milepost 121 of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Roanoke County, Va. The date and photographer of the image are both unknown.
Location Location Name: Salem (Va.)
Parkway Milepost: 121.0
Latitude: 37.2620782
Longitude: -80.1455968
Creator Individual Unknown
Tags Automobiles
Electric utilities
Roanoke County (Va.)
Signs and signboards
View of road
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway