Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

About this Image

Title Holes for root planting, lower portion of cut to be seeded
Date July 27, 1943
Description Photograph of workers on a hillside of the Blue Ridge Parkway, seeding it during construction. Image taken near milepost 7 in section 1C. This photograph shows a pickup truck on an unpaved road next to a hillside where seven people are working with various tools. The card notes that this is part of the conscientious objectors work program. Image taken on July 27, 1943.
Location Location Name: Milepost 7
Parkway Milepost: 7.0
Latitude: 37.961121
Longitude: -78.911628
Creator Individual W.A.J.
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Augusta County (Va.)
Conscientious objectors
Landscape development
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway