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Title Big Lynn Tree. Showing tree after having dangerous branches removed.
Date May 28, 1942
Description View of the Big Lynn Tree and lodge. One of the stone gates that marked the entrance to Little Switzerland is visible. Photo taken by "PWV" on May 28, 1942, at milepost 332.6, section 2L, station 274+50 off of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary The Big Lynn Lodge is a mountain inn with a view at 3100’ elev. Golf, horseback riding, hiking, and gem mines nearby in Little Switzerland. See "The Story of Little Switzerland" by Louisa DeSaussure Duls for more information. Also see "Appalachian Bounty: Natures Gifts from the Mountains" by Michael Joslin (p. 153).
Location Location Name: Lynn Gap
Parkway Milepost: 332.6
Latitude: 35.849225
Longitude: -82.072083
Creator Individual P.W.V.
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Big Lynn Tree
Little Switzerland (N.C.)
McDowell County (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway