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Title Flood damage
Title Note Section of road is ruined
Date August 16, 1940
Description Photo shows severe road damage due to a flood. Taken by EMD on August 16, 1940, at milepost 319 in Section 2K, Station 72.
Commentary The flood of August 1940 devastated many areas of western North Carolina.
Location Location Name: Milepost 319
Parkway Milepost: 319.0
Latitude: 35.94827
Longitude: -81.959794
Creator Individual E.M.D.
Tags Avery County (N.C.)
Chestoa View (N.C.)
Flood of 1940
Road damage
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway