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Title Excavation Cut
Date December 15, 1936
Description Photograph shows excavation trucks, workers, and construction equipment on a dirt road cut into a hillside in section 2M of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary Taken in 1936, this picture shows the early construction of section 2M which spanned from 1936 to 1940. The crane in this picture may have been of Marion Shovel.
Location Location Name: Section 2M
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 35.788139
Longitude: -82.167372
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Construction
Construction equipment
Excavation
Landscape
Photographs
Road construction
Slope clearing
Vehicles
Wood
Workers
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives