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Title Burnt car found on Sec 2E. Full report by Ranger Coombs
Date July 19, 1940
Description Photograph shows a burnt car on the side of the road. Taken by A.S. Burns on July 19, 1940 along Section 2E, milepost 261.5-276.4
Commentary The Blue Ridge was created as a highway for cars and often the human imprint is nullified when one looks at the grand sweeping views of the area. The picture of a burnt out car is an important reminder that humans do affect the road.
Location Location Name: Section 2E
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.275389
Longitude: -81.427278
Creator Individual A.S. Burns
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Ashe County (N.C.)
Traffic accidents
Watauga County (N.C.)
Wilkes County (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway