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Title Bull Head Mountain and Deep Gap panorama
Title Note Panorama of 2 photos
Date May 31, 1935
Description Photos 1 and 2 are put together to show Bull Head Mountain and Deep Gap. 24b - Bull Head Mountain - #1 of panorama 24c - Deep Gap, Bull Head Mountain - #2 of panorama. (See neg# 6013 and 6014) Taken by Edward H. Abbuehl on May 31, 1935, in Section 2B, Milepost 229.5-237. (233.7 handwritten on card)
Commentary Scenic views were very important in the construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Bull Head Mountain and Deep Gap are part of a chain of hills between Cumberland Knob and Doughton Park crossed by the Blue Ridge Parkway which is considered to offer some of the finest scenery on this section. In 1935 Stanley Abbot recommended purchasing all of the mountains and lead ridges in this area, including Bull Head Mountain, for its scenic value and to prevent development. However, this was not done, and timber harvesting and rural development has had an effect on the quality of the scenery.
Location Location Name: Bull Head Mountain
Parkway Milepost: 233.7
Latitude: 36.447353
Longitude: -81.0670265
Creator Individual Edward H. Abbuehl
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Bull Head Mountain (N.C.)
Deep Gap (N.C.)
Doughton Park (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway