Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title SHERANDO Dam site proposed lake at National Forest Recreation Area
Date June 1934
Description This photograph shows a dam being constructed at the proposed site of Sherando lake in a National Forest Recreation Area, located near section 1C. Visible in the image are three workers and construction materials including rocks, lumber, machinery, and a pickup trucks. A building and a second pickup truck next to an unpaved road are visible in the background with the Blue Ridge Mountains behind them. This photograph was taken in June 1934.
Location Location Name: Sherando Lake Recreation Area
Parkway Milepost: 16.0
Latitude: 37.919167
Longitude: -79.013056
Creator Individual Edward H. Abbuehl
Tags Augusta County (Va.)
Blue Ridge Mountains
Bodies of water
Office buildings
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway