Pennant, "Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, Va.," 1940-1965

Summary

After World War II, highways were flooded with family vacationers out to enjoy their new cars and all that America had to offer. Sometimes the road traveled was part of the journey. Virginia's Skyline Drive offered 105 miles of scenic views along the Shenandoah Blue Ridge. This souvenir pennant depicts the 670-foot-long Marys Rock Tunnel -- the only tunnel on the drive.

After World War II, highways were flooded with family vacationers out to enjoy their new cars and all that America had to offer. Sometimes the road traveled was part of the journey. Virginia's Skyline Drive offered 105 miles of scenic views along the Shenandoah Blue Ridge. This souvenir pennant depicts the 670-foot-long Marys Rock Tunnel -- the only tunnel on the drive.

Artifact

Pennant

Date Made

1940-1965

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2014.4.161

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of John Margolies.

Material

Felt (Textile)

Color

Brown
Yellow
White (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 4.5 in

Width: 11.75 in

Length: 0.063 in

Inscriptions

On front: SKYLINE DRIVE/ SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK, VA. Beneath graphic: TUNNEL ON SKYLINE DRIVE

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