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|Lumber Drying Rack
|August 21, 1957
|Image of a lumber drying rack in the Mabry Mill area near milepost 176.1, section 1T of the Blue Ridge Parkway. There is an interpretive sign in front of the rack that reads, "Lumber drying rack/Freshly sawed lumber must be/dried evenly to prevent/warping and checking. Ed Mabry/used a rack similar to this for drying lumber." Stacking the lumber in this way increases air circulation which prevents humidity damage. Behind the rack is a split-rail fence and an unidentified structure. There is a person standing underneath the structure's overhang. Image taken from the National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway Headquarters. Photographed by Earl W. Estes on August 21, 1957.
Location Name: Mabry Mill (Va.)
Parkway Milepost: 176.1
|Earl W. Estes, Jr.
Floyd County (Va.)
Mabry Mill (Va.)
|Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway