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Title Slide composed of sandstone and shale
Date August 16, 1940
Description Photograph of a landslide of sandstone and shale in the roadway, located near station 154+00 and milepost 320.3 in section 2K of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by Granville B. Liles on August 16, 1940.
Location Location Name: Milepost 320
Parkway Milepost: 320.0
Latitude: 35.936434
Longitude: -81.959134
Creator Individual Granville B. Liles
Tags Avery County (N.C.)
Flood of 1940
McDowell County (N.C.)
Road blocks
Road damage
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway