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Title Mr. McKinney's retirement ceremony
Date December 1976
Description Photograph shows a group of people at a retirement party for Mr. McKinney. One man lies in a wheelbarrow, being pushed by another, and numerous family and children stand behind them. Image taken by C.E. Westveer in December 1976 in Gillespie Gap, near milepost 330.9, section 2L of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Location Location Name: Gillespie Gap
Parkway Milepost: 330.9
Latitude: 35.8526233
Longitude: -82.0509476
Creator Individual C.E. Westveer
Tags Gillespie Gap (N.C.)
McDowell County (N.C.)
Portraits, Group
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway