Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Finished Slopes
Date February 2, 1937
Description Photograph shows a view of a road from a hillside in section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway. A truck can be seen pulled off the road in the center of the picture.
Commentary Taken in 1937, this picture shows this section of the parkway about halfway through construction. Section 2A (the VA/NC border area) began construction in 1935 and ended in 1939.
Location Location Name: Section 2A
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.496308
Longitude: -80.955864
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Slopes (dressed)
View of road
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives