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Title Interpretive Sign at Wildcat Rocks
Date March 1946
Description "Homestead" sign at Wildcat Rocks off of milepost 238.6, section 2C of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Image taken from the National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway Headquarters and taken by A.S. Burns in March 1946. Sign reads "In the hollow below is the log dwelling in which a hardy pioneer, Harrison Caudill and wife Jossie, raised a family of 16. Their clearing, still traceable, provided corn, potatoes, and other needs and the forest wild game for the table. The way to Absher, the nearest hamlet, is half by foot trail, half by the Absher Road."
Location Location Name: Doughton Park
Parkway Milepost: 241.0
Latitude: 36.40596
Longitude: -81.17425
Creator Individual A.S. Burns
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Caudill cabin (N.C.)
Doughton Park (N.C.)
Signs and signboards
United States Department of the Interior
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway