Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Asheville Maint. Area (Before const. of permanent bldgs.)
Date August 1956
Description Photograph shows automobiles, trucks, and temporary buildings at the Asheville Maintenance Site at mile post 382.3 near Oteen, North Carolina, in section 2Q of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by Robert E. Howe in August 1956.
Commentary The date of this photograph is 1956, four years after the completion of section 2Q. The maintenance area was being constructed in order to keep up the local sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway and fix any damages. These were important areas on the Blue Ridge Parkway where signs, vehicles, and equipment could be stored and easily accessed by National Park Service employees.
Location Location Name: Section 2Q
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 35.627472
Longitude: -82.493381
Creator Individual Robert E. Howe
Tags Automobiles
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway