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Title Sand blown up on cut
Date April 1, 1937
Description Photo shows a solitary figure standing at the bottom of a slope covered with sand. Taken by "LMH" (Lou Harshaw) on April 1, 1937, in Section 2E of the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 262.3.
Commentary The sand surrounding the man in the center of the image comes from the rock that was cut in order to create room for the Parkway. This is in part due to route chosen for the Parkway that winds along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The anonymous man in the center provides a scale for the observer to gauge the size of the road and surrounding embankments.
Location Location Name: Milepost 262
Parkway Milepost: 262.0
Latitude: 36.304709
Longitude: -81.365649
Creator Individuals L.M.H.
Lou Harshaw
Creator Organization Asheville Chamber of Commerce
Tags Ashe County (N.C.)
Daniel Gap (N.C.)
Road conditions
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway