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Title Osbourne and Richardson Property. West of House
Date March 30, 1939
Description Blurry photo of the Osborne (incorrectly spelled Osbourne) and Richardson property. A house stands in the foreground with another structure in the background. Taken by R.E.D. on March 30, 1939, Section 2C, Milepost 229-237.
Commentary Eli Richardson, Amanda Osborne, and George Cleary had protracted battles with the National Park Service over the purchase of their land.
Location Location Name: Milepost 229
Parkway Milepost: 229.0
Latitude: 36.45404
Longitude: -81.020626
Creator Individual R.E.D.
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Cleary, George
Osborne, Amanda
Richardson, Eli
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway