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Title Between Haywood and Buckeye Gaps - looking toward Black Mt. (where spruce is now being cut.
Date August 22, 1935
Description Photograph shows a view of Black Mountain between Haywood Gap and Buckeye Gap, near mile post 426 in section 2V of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by Edward H. Abbuehl on August 22, 1935.
Commentary This picture appears to be a scenic view of Black Mountain, taken in August of 1935. However, the picture was taken because at this time Black Mountain was being logged. Forestry, allowed by National Forests and prevented by National Parks, plays a huge role in the economy of section 2-V of the Blue Ridge Parkway. On Black Mountain, it is spruce that is being cut.
Location Location Name: Milepost 426
Parkway Milepost: 426.0
Latitude: 35.307002
Longitude: -82.949445
Creator Individual Edward H. Abbuehl
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Black Mountain (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway