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Title Mountainside of timber to be cut by A. V. Millsap
Date June 1, 1937
Description Photograph shows a mountainside that was scheduled for timber cutting by A. V. Millsap near mile post 233.2 in section 2B of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary In 1935, Stanley Abbott recommended purchasing all of the mountains and lead ridges in this area for their scenic value, and to prevent development. However, this was not done, and timber harvesting and rural development had an effect on the quality of the scenery.
Location Location Name: Milepost 233
Parkway Milepost: 233.0
Latitude: 36.436138
Longitude: -81.07147
Creator Individual L.M.H.
Tags Landscape
Millsap, A. V.
Stanley Abbott
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway