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Title Flood Damage
Date August 17, 1940
Description Photograph shows scattered rocks, fill, and trees on a roadway following a flood near Deep Gap and mile post 276.4 in section 2E of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by A. S. Burns on August 17, 1940.
Commentary This photo was taken near Deep Gap, a small community near Boone. The 1940 flood killed several people in North Carolina.
Location Location Name: Milepost 276
Parkway Milepost: 276.0
Latitude: 36.234864
Longitude: -81.501132
Creator Individual A.S. Burns
Tags Flood of 1940
Road damage
Rock slides
Storm damage
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway