Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Left slope - original grading
Title Note Before
Date July 10, 1936
Description Image shows a section of land being sloped back in preparation for road construction. A truck stands on the opposite side of the road and several men stand outside on the grass by the road side. A line of trees runs along the background of the photograph, behind the road construction site. Image taken by R.F.E. on July 10, 1936. Image taken near milepost 165 and station 7+50, looking back, in section 1S of the Blue Ridge Parkway, in Floyd County and Patrick County, Va.
Location Location Name: Milepost 165
Parkway Milepost: 165.0
Latitude: 36.915351
Longitude: -80.208014
Creator Individual R.F.E.
Tags Floyd County (Va.)
Graded road
Grading (Earthwork)
Patrick County (Va.)
Road construction
Slopes (road cuts)
View of road
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway