Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Construction Slope
Date December 15, 1936
Description Photograph shows cleared pathway on a hillside with construction vehicles visible in the background, section 2M of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary This picture was taken in winter of 1936, shortly after construction began on section 2M in the summer of 1936. This section was not completed and open to the public until 1940.
Location Location Name: Section 2M
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 35.788139
Longitude: -82.167372
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Construction equipment
Land construction
Slope clearing
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives