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Title Road to Sharp Top before construction. Slope flattening
Date November 15, 1946
Description Image shows a road cut into the surrounding landscape. The road is compacted earth, and it appears relatively flat and smooth when compared to the land surrounding it. Image was taken in the Peaks of Otter area, near Sharp Top Mountain, near milepost 86 and Section 1K of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Image taken on November 15, 1946.
Location Location Name: Peaks of Otter
Parkway Milepost: 86.0
Latitude: 37.433333
Longitude: -79.604722
Creator Individual Warren D. Lewis
Tags Bedford County (Va.)
Peaks of Otter (Va.)
Road construction
Sharp Top Mountain (Va.)
Slopes (road cuts)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway