Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Unpaved roadway with erosion
Date July 25, 1938
Description Photograph of unpaved roadway with erosion before grading. Ditch and shoulders too narrow and concrete blocks are used to stop erosion. Photograph taken near milepost 219 in section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by Malcolm A. Bird on July 25, 1938.
Location Location Name: Milepost 219
Parkway Milepost: 219.0
Latitude: 36.538939
Longitude: -80.923959
Creator Individual Malcolm A. Bird
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Graded road
Grading (Earthwork)
Road damage
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway