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Title Hare Mill Pond, scenic view
Date August 22, 1936
Description Photograph shows automobile on road near an intersection and a bridge over Hare Mill Pond, section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary Scenic view of Hare Mill Pond, road, and automobile on Blue Ridge Parkway. Hare Mill Pond is located at mile 225.2 in Alleghany County, NC. Picture taken on August 22, 1936 by W.D. Stanton. Picture from the North Carolina State Archives. In 1936, the Blue Ridge Parkway gained legislative authorization (becoming legal), making Hare Mill Pond and the roads around it part of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Although the Parkway was built through some beautiful glades, forests, and hills, the designers of the road tried to ensure that the final result of the Parkway created a pleasing view that complemented the surrounding nature. Landscaping surrounding the road softened curves, mirrored the lines of the land, and attempted to enhance the view as much as possible. Picture labeled "Same back over left side of road. Hare Mill Pond."
Location Location Name: Hare Mill Pond
Parkway Milepost: 225.0
Latitude: 36.183092
Longitude: -81.610564
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Bodies of water
Cumberland Knob (N.C.)
Hare Mill Pond (N.C.)
Intersections (roads)
Road conditions
View of road
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives