Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title First Grading Contract
Title Note Title should read "Grading"
Date September 1935
Description Photograph shows workers and machinery working on grading near milepost 218 in section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by Sam P. Weems in September 1935.
Commentary Noted: purpose listed as "history"
Location Location Name: Milepost 218
Parkway Milepost: 218.0
Latitude: 36.550074
Longitude: -80.915148
Creator Individual Sam P. Weems
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Construction equipment
Grading (Earthwork)
North Carolina State Route 18
Recreational areas
Road construction
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway