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Title 50 Million Visitor Day - Graves Family Acknowledge Gifts
Date August 22, 1962
Description Image shows a man holding a box, and other members of his family. They are walking away from a park ranger who is standing in front of a crowd of people. The people are sitting on benches and a couple of them are clapping and smiling. The image was taken at the Peaks of Otter amphitheater, which is located at the Peaks of Otter visitor center, near milepost 85.9 in Section 1K of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Image taken by David Ochsner on August 22, 1962.
Location Location Name: Peaks of Otter Visitor Center
Parkway Milepost: 85.9
Latitude: 37.445786
Longitude: -79.608097
Creator Individual David Ochsner
Tags Amphitheater
Bedford County (Va.)
Park rangers
Peaks of Otter (Va.)
Visitors' centers
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway