Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Rock and Filling
Title Note filling for high grade and cut back rock
Date December 7, 1936
Description Photograph shows dirt road rising up and cut into rocky hill with construction equipment and fill dirt, section 2C of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary This picture was taken in 1936 when section 2C was still under construction. This section was being constructed from 1935 to 1937. This picture offers some insight into the impact of the construction of the road on the landscape.
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
Land construction
Road construction
Rock cuts
View of road
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives