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Title Operator's Sign
Title Note negative 10,188
Date July 10, 1942
Description Operator's sign at Cumberland Knob on section 2A, US route 21 on Blue Ridge Parkway; completed stone bridge can be seen in background. Image taken from the National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway Headquarters and taken by RGH, July 10, 1942.
Commentary Signs were important on the Blue Ridge Parkway because they show the importance of advertisement to businesses; with these signs, the businesses were hoping to bring more tourism into their areas.
Location Location Name: Section 2A
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.496308
Longitude: -80.955864
Creator Individual Robert G. Hall
Tags Access roads
Alleghany County (N.C.)
Cumberland Knob (N.C.)
Signs and signboards
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway