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The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Shovel and Tractor
Date December 15, 1936
Description Photograph shows a Marion Shovel operating near a smaller vehicle at the end of a rough dirt road in section 2M of the Blue Ridge Parkway; area beyond is uncleared.
Commentary Taken in 1936, this picture shows the early stages of construction on this section of the parkway. Section 2M was not completed and opened until 1940.
Location Location Name: Section 2M
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 35.788139
Longitude: -82.167372
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Construction
Construction equipment
Land construction
Road construction
View of road
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives