Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Flood Damage
Title Note negative 6929 (626f), classification no. 551.5
Date August 17, 1940
Description A view of flood damage along the Blue Ridge Parkway from the 1940 flood. Located on milepost 237.2-248 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Image taken from the National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway Headquarters and taken by A.S. Burns on August 17, 1940.
Location Location Name: Milepost 237
Parkway Milepost: 237.0
Latitude: 36.429657
Longitude: -81.124149
Creator Individual A.S. Burns
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Flood of 1940
Road blocks
Road conditions
Road damage
Storm damage
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway