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Title First sign put up for the Parkway
Date May 1938
Description Image shows an open pasture with a wooden fence running through it, from the bottom right corner of the photograph toward the center of the image. The wooden fence runs up to a row of buildings and bisects with another wooden fence that run perpendicular to it. There are five buildings that are visible in the photograph: a two-story house, a small white store or shed, two small dark wood sheds or houses, and a larger dark wood house or barn. Behind the houses there are scattered trees on a hillside, with a more densely wooded area to the far right of the photograph. To the left of the two-story house there is a Coca-Cola sign that appears above the wooden fence. Image taken just beyond an easement in section 1R of the Blue Ridge Parkway, between mileposts 155.4-165.3, in Floyd County, Va. The image was taken by Edward H. Abbuehl in May of 1938.
Location Location Name: Section 1R
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.890358
Longitude: -80.262762
Creator Individual Edward H. Abbuehl
Tags Barns
Fences
Floyd County (Va.)
Pastures
Photographs
Roe house
Sheds
Signs and signboards
Trees
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway