Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title HPRE Face
Date December 5, 1936
Description Photograph shows rock retaining wall and some equipment in foreground with road cut into steep slope along the top, section 2C of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary This section of the parkway was under construction from 1935 to 1937, and this picture was taken in 1936 a little under a year before section 2C opened for travelers. Note reads "Along face of H.P.R.E."
Location Location Name: Section 2C
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.416769
Longitude: -81.193564
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Construction equipment
Retaining walls
Rock cuts
Rock embankments
Slope clearing
View of road
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives