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Title Masonic Monument, Black Camp Gap
Date 1952
Description Photograph shows a stone staircase leading to a Masonic monument near Black Camp Gap in section 2Y of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by Abbie Rowe in 1952.
Commentary This Masonic marker was erected in 1938. It is constituted of stones from all over the world and various American states. The Waynesville Lodge was very dynamic in the 1930s. Plaque says: "Dedicated July 11th A.D. 1938, as a symbol of the eternal flame, which working in the depths of our hearts, forms the stones for the brotherly temple of mankind." The North Carolina summer assembly has met at the marker since the mid 1930s.
Location Location Name: Section 2Y
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 35.509889
Longitude: -83.179167
Creator Individual Abbie Rowe
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Black Camp Gap (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway