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Title Balsam Gap Sign
Date 1960s
Description This photo is a close up of the Balsam gap sign detailing the historical significance of this spot.
Commentary This sign has a rustic, handmade appearance that was typical of park design and landscape architecture of the era.
Location Location Name: Balsam Gap
Parkway Milepost: 443.0
Latitude: 35.4339907
Longitude: -83.0776402
Creator Individual C.E. Westveer
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Balsam Gap (N.C.)
Signs and signboards
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway