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Title Craggy Gap from Bee Tree Road
Date June 8, 1935
Description An interesting angle, showing the mountains before they were affected by the Blue Ridge Parkway. Photo taken by "EHA" (Edward H. Abbuehl) on June 8, 1935 at Milepost 364.
Commentary Since it was taken in 1935, construction on the Blue Ridge Parkway was only just about to start. This photo was probably taken right before or during the beginning of construction. Construction in Bee Tree Reservoir (where this picture was taken from) was well underway by 1940.
Location Location Name: Craggy Gardens
Parkway Milepost: 367.0
Latitude: 35.6926148
Longitude: -82.3848459
Creator Individual Edward H. Abbuehl
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Buncombe County (N.C.)
Craggy Gardens (N.C.)
Craggy Mountains (N.C.)
Pisgah National Forest (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway