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Title Covering of spills stone and oil with soil
Date October 1938
Description Image shows a close-up view of the side of a gravel road. The embankment on the left side of the road is covered with soil to cover spilled oil. The road runs from the bottom right side of the photograph toward the top left, and curves around to the right again. In the background trees and hills are visible on both sides of the road. Image taken by Robert G. Hall in October of 1938. Image taken near milepost 165 at the end of section 1R of the Blue Ridge Parkway, in Floyd County, Va.
Location Location Name: Milepost 165
Parkway Milepost: 165.0
Latitude: 36.915351
Longitude: -80.208014
Creator Individual Robert G. Hall
Tags Floyd County (Va.)
Graded road
View of road
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway