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The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Traffic signs as existing Dec 1949
Date December 8, 1949
Description Image shows a wooden Park Service sign that reads "Blue Ridge Parkway," standing to the right of a paved and lined road. The sign includes a longer description that is not legible, in addition to stating "Rocky Knob - 3 miles south," and "Smart View - 11 miles north." A smaller sign hangs below the main sign that states, "Guard rail not in place. Drive carefully." Some trees appear in the background to the right of the road. In the distance the back of a truck is visible driving on the road. Image taken by Albert S. Burns on December 8, 1949. Image taken near milepost 165.1 of the Blue Ridge Parkway, at the intersection of the parkway and 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