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Title Traffic signs as existing Dec 1949
Title Note Looking east on Rte 8 toward Intersection
Date December 18, 1949
Description The image shows a close-up view of a section of paved and lined road with a sign planted to the right side of the road that reads "Parkway Ahead." The back of another sign appears on the left side of the road, and further down at a bend in the road a larger sign is visible but its contents are not legible. The road runs from the bottom left corner toward the center of the image, and then curves around to the left again. Trees appear on both sides of the road. The land slopes down toward the road on the left side and continues to slope down away from the road on the right side. Image taken by Albert S. Burns on December 18, 1949. Image taken at milepost 165.1 of the Blue Ridge Parkway where it intersects with VA Route 8, near Tuggle Gap in Floyd County, Va.
Location Location Name: Milepost 165
Parkway Milepost: 165.0
Latitude: 36.915351
Longitude: -80.208014
Creator Individual Albert S. Burns
Tags Floyd County (Va.)
Intersections (roads)
Signs and signboards
Tuggle Gap (Va.)
View of road
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway