Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title North end of former tunnel
Date November 5, 1938
Description This photo shows the north end of a former tunnel. Taken by "FMW" on November 5, 1938, in Section 2E, Station 480, milepost 268.4.
Commentary This section of the roadway was constructed between 1936 and 1937. Various federal and state agencies including the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Bureau of Public Roads helped with construction. Tunnels were utilized in areas where roadways could not pass on top of mountains.
Location Location Name: Milepost 268
Parkway Milepost: 268.0
Latitude: 36.279869
Longitude: -81.41477
Creator Individual F.M.W.
Tags Ashe County (N.C.)
E.B. Jeffress Park (N.C.)
Wilkes County (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway