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Title After Planting
Date October 26, 1939
Description A view of the left side of the road where grading and planting has been completed. The earthwork has been completed and there are a few new trees on the slope, planted to slow soil erosion. Photograph taken by "MAB" on October 26, 1939, Section 2A Station 654+50 R/back milepost 229.2.
Commentary This picture shows the final stages of construction in Section 2A. This picture was taken in October of 1939; construction was finished by December.
Location Location Name: Milepost 229
Parkway Milepost: 229.0
Latitude: 36.45404
Longitude: -81.020626
Creator Individual Malcolm A. Bird
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Cumberland Knob (N.C.)
Grading (Earthwork)
Little Glade Bridge (N.C.)
Little Glade Creek (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway