Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Grandfather Mountain Construction
Date October 23, 1973
Description Photo shows a bulldozer and other heavy equipment at a construction site near Grandfather Mountain. Taken by C.E. Westveer on October 23, 1973, near Milepost 303.
Commentary Due to disagreements between the National Park Service and Hugh Morton, the portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway near Grandfather Mountain was the last section to be completed.
Location Location Name: Grandfather Mountain
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.111239
Longitude: -81.8114991
Creator Individual C.E. Westveer
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Avery County (N.C.)
Construction equipment
Grandfather Mountain (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway