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Title Northwest Trading Post
Date July 1967
Description Photograph of the Northwest Trading Post, which sold locally made crafts. Taken by John J. Palmer in July 1967 in the Bluff District.
Commentary Though built new, the building gives the appearance of great age, as if it had been a farm house along the Parkway converted for the purpose. Because the Trading Post was visible from the Blue Ridge Parkway, everything about it had to fit in with the scenic landscaping. It is located at Milepost 258.7 in Section 2D.
Location Location Name: Northwest Trading Post
Parkway Milepost: 258.0
Latitude: 36.343644
Longitude: -81.375559
Creator Individual John J. Palmer
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Ashe County (N.C.)
Northwest Trading Post (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway