Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

About this Image

Title Cut bank before grading
Date 1939
Description Image of a slope cut into a hillside that rises up steeply from the side of the road to the top of an earth bank. The slope is covered with dirt and open earth, and scattered trees stand at the top of the bank. Image taken in section 1R of the Blue Ridge Parkway, between mileposts 155-165, in Floyd County, Va. Image taken in 1939. The photographer is unknown.
Location Location Name: Section 1R
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.890358
Longitude: -80.262762
Creator Individual Unknown
Tags Floyd County (Va.)
Graded road
Slopes (road cuts)
View of road
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway