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Title Interpretive Sign - Mt. Airy Granite
Date July 1964
Description Image shows an interpretive sign titled "Mt. Airy Granite". Below the sign there is a piece of granite rock that has been vandalized; the word "huff" has been spray painted onto the rock. The image was taken at the Granite Quarry Overlook, near milepost 202.8 in Section 1V of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Image taken by Donald H. Robinson in July 1964. The sign reads:

Mt. Airy Granite / The white patch, dimly visible in the distance, is the Mt. Airy Granite Quarry, largest of its type in the United States. From it came the piece of granite below. Typically feldspar and quartz with a sprinkling of black biotite mica. This granite is widely used in construction of mausoleums, statues, buildings and bridges. / United States Department of the Interior / National Park Service
Location Location Name: Granite Quarry Overlook
Parkway Milepost: 202.8
Latitude: 36.638564
Longitude: -80.729711
Creator Individual Donald H. Robinson
Tags Carroll County (Va.)
Interpretive development
Scenic overlooks
Signs and signboards
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway