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Near Blowing Rock in Watauga County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Lake Bed

 
 
Old Lake Bed Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 15, 2016
1. Old Lake Bed Marker
Inscription.  The flat meadowland and bog here are believed to be the site of an ancient lake. Silt deposited from feeder streams filled the lake bed, resulting in rich soil that supports a wide variety of plants. Nearby rock outcrops provide shelter from the weather and are known to have been used for a thousand years or more by roving groups of archaic Indians.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative AmericansParks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 36° 8.457′ N, 81° 43.718′ W. Marker is near Blowing Rock, North Carolina, in Watauga County. Marker can be reached from Blue Ridge Parkway (at milepost 296.4), on the right when traveling south. Marker is located along the Boone Fork Trail, about 200 yards north of the Boone Fork Parking Lot and trailhead. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blowing Rock NC 28605, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the
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crow flies. Julian Price Memorial Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Elliott Daingerfield (approx. 0.9 miles away); Moses Cone Estate (approx. 2.1 miles away); Carriage Roads (approx. 2.1 miles away); A Prosperous Mountain Family (approx. 2.1 miles away); L.M. Tate Show Grounds (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Carriage Roads (approx. 2.3 miles away); Mayview Manor (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blowing Rock.
 
Also see . . .
1. Boone Fork Trail. (Submitted on January 3, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Julian Price Park: Boone Fork Trail. (Submitted on January 3, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
 
Old Lake Bed Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 15, 2016
2. Old Lake Bed Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 3, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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