Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Grade Correcting During Construction
Date July 22, 1936
Description Photograph shows two man-operated machines, including a Universal Lorain 30, at work on a section of dirt road.
Commentary Two men operating machinery during the Blue Ridge Parkway’s construction are trying to compress and level the road. The bigger construction equipment to the right appears to be more suited to dig and remove large objects from the earth. The smaller vehicle to the left seems to be more used for clearing debris using the flat piece of metal horizontally placed behind its front tires.
Location Location Name: Undetermined
Parkway Milepost: None
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Construction
Construction equipment
Land construction
Road conditions
Road construction
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives