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Traphill in Wilkes County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

An Outdoor Pantry

— Blue Ridge Parkway —

 
 
An Outdoor Pantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 24, 2020
1. An Outdoor Pantry Marker
Inscription.  The Brinegars stored much of the food they raised in this building. The upper level was the granary where they kept their dried corn and buckwheat and hung their herbs to dry. After they butchered their hogs, they cured the meat in salt and kept it in the meat box here.

The lower level was the root cellar. Because it was dug into the ground, it kept fruits and vegetables and canned goods from freezing. This is where Martin and Caroline stored their potatoes, cabbage, onions, apples and other produce they harvested from their garden and orchard.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 36° 25.117′ N, 81° 8.75′ W. Marker is in Traphill, North Carolina, in Wilkes County. Marker can be reached from Blue Ridge Parkway, 1.3 miles south of Airbellows Gap Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Traphill NC 28685, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles
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of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Mountain Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Making Linsey-Woolsey (within shouting distance of this marker); Making Shoes (within shouting distance of this marker); Mountain Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); The Brinegar Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Brinegar Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Tillers of the Land - Then and Now (approx. 1˝ miles away); Robert Lee Doughton (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Traphill.
 
An Outdoor Pantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 24, 2020
2. An Outdoor Pantry Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 102 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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