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Title Bull Head Mountain taken from Rte#26
Date May 31, 1935
Description Picture of Bull Head Mountain taken from Route 26 by Edward H. Abbuehl on May 31, 1935, Section 2B, Milepost 229.5-237. (233.7 handwritten on card)
Commentary Bull's Head Mountain is so named because its profile is said to resemble that of a bull's head. The area from which this picture would have been taken is one of 264 scenic pull-offs throughout the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Bullhead Mountain Parking widened pavement area is one that is located near a state highway, allowing visitors to pause while planning a trip over the parkway. It falls into the simplest type of overlook that simply provides a place to pull of the side of the road for the purpose of taking in the vista.
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.)
Automobile parking
Bull Head Mountain (N.C.)
North Carolina State Route 26
Scenic overlooks
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway