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Title 4th switch and rest bench site
Title Note Negative 8340
Date July 14, 1936
Description Cut lumber at Cumberland Knob at the future site of a rest bench site, milepost 217 of the Blue Ridge Parkway, 1936.
Commentary Cumberland Knob is near milepost 217.5, section 2A. Image taken from the National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway Headquarters and taken by "GWW" July 14, 1936. Cumberland Knob is the site where the construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway began in 1935. Cumberland Knob Park is 1000 acres of park and picnic areas. Cumberland Knob also features multiple trails as well as parks.
Location Location Name: Cumberland Knob
Parkway Milepost: 217.5
Latitude: 36.55013
Longitude: -80.90869
Creator Individual G.W.W.
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Cumberland Knob (N.C.)
Cumberland Knob Recreation Area (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway