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Title Large billboard sign on Highway US 221, just before Parkway turn-off
Date May 9, 1950
Description This image shows the sign "You are approaching Blue Ridge Parkway", on US 221 near milepost 105 in section 1L. Cleared fields are visible in the background. The photograph was taken on May 8, 1950 by Elbert Cox.

The text on the sign reads: "You are approaching / Blue Ridge PARKWAY / AMOCO Service / 34 MILES SOUTH ON PARKWAY"
Location Location Name: Intersection of Blue Ridge Parkway at U.S. Route 221 (near Blue Ridge, Va.)
Parkway Milepost: 105.5
Latitude: 37.355833
Longitude: -79.835278
Creator Individual Elbert Cox
Tags Billboards
Botetourt County (Va.)
Signs and signboards
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway