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Title Billboards
Date February 9, 1957
Description Detail of signs advertising motels and motor courts in the Asheville area, on US Highway 70 east of Asheville. Photograph taken by Sam P. Weems and H.S. Stricklin on February 9, 1957.
Commentary This picture shows the clutter that the billboards caused on the side of US 70 east of Asheville. It shows the importance of advertisement to Asheville businesses hoping to bring more tourism into the area.
Location Location Name: Intersection of Blue Ridge Parkway at U.S. Route 70
Parkway Milepost: 382.0
Latitude: 35.586439
Longitude: -82.47944
Creator Individuals H.S. Stricklin
Sam P. Weems
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Billboards
Buncombe County (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway