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Title Rich Knob From scenic road
Date June 9, 1935
Description Photograph shows a view of Rich Knob as seen from a scenic road near section 2Q of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by Edward H. Abbuehl on June 9, 1935.
Commentary The photo is dated in 1935 more than 13 years before construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway began in Buncombe County. These are the types of views that the National Park Service intended for the Blue Ridge Parkway to have as it wound through the mountains of western North Carolina.
Location Location Name: Rich Knob
Parkway Milepost: 375.3
Latitude: 35.6792802
Longitude: -82.4445696
Creator Individual Edward H. Abbuehl
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Landscape
Rich Knob (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway