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Title Air Pollution
Date September 1970
Description The image shows smog from a cement plant smoke stack diffusing over the plant and the surrounding wooded hills. Two roads cross behind the industrial plant, one going over the other with an overpass. The photograph was taken by Robert G. Bruce on Spur Road from Roanoke Mountain in September 1970.
Location Location Name: Roanoke Mountain
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 37.2095825
Longitude: -79.9353144
Creator Individual Robert G. Bruce
Tags Cement
Roanoke County (Va.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway