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Title Spring house
Date July 1939
Description Image shows a close-up view of a man standing in front of the entrance of a spring house. The man wears overalls and a work shirt and carries a bucket with water and a pail inside of it. Through the entryway, the inside back wall of the spring house is visible with a latticed window toward the top. There are leafy branches hanging in the foreground and top of the photograph. A pile of stones stand toward the bottom of the photograph, in front of the man with the bucket. Image taken in section 1R of the Blue Ridge Parkway, between mileposts 155.4-165.3, in Floyd County, Va. Image taken by Kenneth McCarter in July of 1939.
Location Location Name: Section 1R
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.890358
Longitude: -80.262762
Creator Individual Kenneth McCarter
Tags Floyd County (Va.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway