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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 sign on the side of the road that reads "Blue Ridge Parkway," with an arrow pointing to the right labeled "Roanoke" and an arrow pointing left labeled "Asheville." The road intersects with a second road that is split by a traffic island, and runs to the right of the main road. A black car appears to be parked at the side of this second road. Several other signs are placed around the intersection, but their contents are not visible. A wooden fence appears to the left of the main road. Hills and mountains appear in the background to the left 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 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 Automobiles
Floyd County (Va.)
Intersections (roads)
Signs and signboards
Tuggle Gap (Va.)
View of road
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway