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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 view of the road at the intersection of the Blue Ridge Parkway with VA Route 8. A paved and lined road runs from the bottom of the photograph straight up through the middle, and a second road intersects at a perpendicular angle, with a small traffic island splitting the second road at the point of intersection. Several signs can be seen around the intersection but their contents are not visible. A car appears to be driving toward the camera, and another car appears to be driving or parked on the right side of the image. Image taken by Albert S. Burns on December 8, 1949. Image taken at milepost 165.1 of the Blue Ridge Parkway, at the intersection of the parkway 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 Automobiles
Floyd County (Va.)
Intersections (roads)
Signs and signboards
View of road
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway