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Title Wagon Drill
Date December 15, 1936
Description Photograph shows construction equipment, workers, and a wagon drill sitting on a steep slope with a plank-formed runway laid out on trestles in section 2M of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary Taken in 1936, this picture shows early construction on section 2M construction of which began in the summer of 1936 and ended in 1940.
Location Location Name: Section 2M
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 35.788139
Longitude: -82.167372
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Construction
Construction equipment
Wagon drills (Pneumatic machinery)
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives