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Title "The Big Spring" sign
Date 1952
Description Image shows a wooden sign that is titled "The Big Spring". The image was taken in the Peaks of Otter picnic area, near milepost 86 and Section 1K of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Image taken by Abbie Rowe in 1952. The sign reads:

The Big Spring / Cherokee and Souian Indians quenched their thirst at the Big Spring. It provided a refreshing stop-over for the pioneer, the wagon freighters of the Revolution, and later the stage coach travelers. Today clear and cool as ever, it pours forth enough water to sustain a modern town of 2000. / National Park Service / U.S. Department of the Interior
Location Location Name: Big Spring (Va.)
Parkway Milepost: 86.0
Latitude: 37.442778
Longitude: -79.5975
Creator Individual Abbie Rowe
Tags Bedford County (Va.)
Interpretive development
Peaks of Otter (Va.)
Signs and signboards
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway