Documenting the American South

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Title Potential meadow choked with brush
Date July 2, 1944
Description Photo shows an area overgrown with brush and shrubbery. Taken by AHH on July 2, 1944, Station 498/50R, Section 2E (incorrectly noted on card as Section 2F), Milepost 270.
Commentary Although the landscapes along the Blue Ridge Parkway seem very natural, they were in fact meticulously planned by the National Park Service. Landscapers perhaps had ideas of clearing out the brush on this land and turning it into a meadow.
Location Location Name: Milepost 270
Parkway Milepost: 270.0
Latitude: 36.262759
Longitude: -81.437083
Creator Individual A.H. Huntoon
Tags Landscape
Land use surveys
Wilkes County (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway