Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title State location--parkway proposed at right on edge of woods.
Date August 12, 1935
Description View of cornfield with telephone lines and wooded area. Photo taken by "EHA" (Edward H. Abbuehl) on August 12, 1935, on State location opposite Station 221 on P-line, Section 2Z, Milepost 461.6-469.1.
Commentary This view represents the original site that the National Park Service planned for the final section of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Eastern Band of Cherokees rejected this plan, as the road would run through valuable farmland on the reservation.
Location Location Name: Cherokee Indian Reservation
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 35.4742656
Longitude: -83.3148742
Creator Individual Edward H. Abbuehl
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina
Swain County (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway