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Title Road to Saddle Parking area
Date May 1938
Description Image shows a gravel road under construction leading to the Saddle Parking Area. There is a log guard rail on the left side of the road. The road curves around on its way up a hill. There are rocks in the earth on the side of the road, and trees further off the road. Image taken by Edward H. Abbuehl in May of 1938. Image taken near milepost 168 of the Blue Ridge Parkway, in Floyd County, Va.
Location Location Name: Milepost 168
Parkway Milepost: 168.0
Latitude: 36.822371
Longitude: -80.342472
Creator Individual Edward H. Abbuehl
Tags Abbuehl, Edward H.
Floyd County (Va.)
Graded road
Guard rails
Road construction
View of road
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway