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New on 500px : Mabry Mill, Blue Ridge Parkway (Infrared) by KenLane by KenLane

Mabry Mill is a watermill located at milepost 176.2 of Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd County, Virginia. It is a tourist attraction mainly for the picturesque views of the mill itself. A short trail around the mill connects historical exhibits about life in rural Virginia. The trail allows visitors to view the gristmill, sawmill, and blacksmith shop.

Mabry Mill was built by Edwin Boston Mabry (E.B. Mabry). E.B. Mabry returned to Floyd County in 1903 and began the construction of the mill. It was first a blacksmith and wheelwright shop, then became a sawmill. By 1905 it was in operation as a gristmill. By 1910 the front part of the mill was completed and included a lathe for turning out wheel hubs, a tongue and groove lathe, a planer and a jig-saw. Between 1905 and 1914 E.B. Mabry bought adjacent tracts of land, mostly for the purpose of acquiring more water power. 1

During peak seasons, demonstrations of crafts are given by National Park Service volunteers at Mabry Mill.

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New on 500px : Mile-High Sunrise by MilesSmithIII by MilesSmithIII

Just before sunrise at the Mile-High Swinging Bridge atop Grandfather Mountain near Linville, NC in the Blue Ridge of North Carolina. The bridge is 5,290 ft above sea level and Grandfather Mnt. tops out at 5,946 feet (1,812 m) above sea level.

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New on 500px : Fall Falls by brownfieldj by brownfieldj

Another view of Dry Falls on the Cullasaja River which flows through the Nantahala National Forest, Macon County, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. If you look closely you will see people behind the falls and to the right of the falls on a trail that goes under the water that crashes on the rocks below. I hope you enjoy this scene. it was beautiful being there to capture this shot.

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New on 500px : Blue Ridge Parkway North Carolina Sun Rays by DaveAllen by DaveAllen

The Road to Glory The Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina with rays of light beams through the trees in the Appalachian Mountains in western NC on a cold and foggy autumn morning.
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