Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Rough Road
Date December 15, 1936
Description Photograph shows a rough grade fill part of road with deep tracks leading up to a cut in the hill in section 2M of the Blue Ridge Parkway; a person and construction vehicles are visible near the cut.
Commentary This picture was taken in December of 1936 during the early construction of Section 2M of the Parkway which was begun in the summer of 1936 and completed 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
Road conditions
View of road
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives