Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Slide rock cut
Date August 13, 1952
Description Image shows the side of the road where a pile of rocks have fallen onto the Blue Ridge Parkway, following a rock slide from a steep rock cut. The rock cut slopes down from the top left corner of the photograph toward the road in the bottom right corner. Grass appears on the side of the road, and there are trees in the distance. Image taken between mileposts 98-105.8 in section 1L of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Image taken on August 13, 1952. The photographer is unknown.
Location Location Name: Section 1L
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 37.404264
Longitude: -79.825757
Creator Individual Unknown
Tags Bedford County (Va.)
Botetourt County (Va.)
Road damage
Rock cuts
Rock slides
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway