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Title 60ft cut at Devils Garden
Title Note Negative 8631
Date June 14, 1938
Description Two men standing on the road at Devil's Garden showing the scale of the 60 feet deep road that was cut through the rock at Devil's Garden, on miles 217-229.5, section 2B of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Image taken from the National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway Headquarters and taken by Edward H. Abbeuhl.
Commentary Construction on the Blue Ridge Parkway began in 1935 as a part of the Civilian Conservation Corp, which was started by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Civilian Conservation Corp was part of the New Deal and was implemented to give young men jobs, as well as to conserve and promote nature and land.
Location Location Name: Devil's Garden
Parkway Milepost: 217.0
Latitude: 36.434153
Longitude: -81.104333
Creator Individual Edward H. Abbuehl
Tags Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)
Devil's Garden (N.C.)
Public Works Administration
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway