Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Road layout grading looking toward parkwy [parkway]
Date May 1947
Description Image shows two men working near a newly graded road. The Blue Ridge Parkway is visible right beyond the construction site. The image was taken in May 1947 at the site of the Peaks of Otter bus terminal, near milepost 86 and Section 1K of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Location Location Name: Peaks of Otter Bus Station and Camp Store
Parkway Milepost: 86.0
Latitude: 37.442989
Longitude: -79.609508
Creator Individual W.D.L.
Tags Bedford County (Va.)
Construction equipment
Graded road
Peaks of Otter (Va.)
Road construction
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway