Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Men At Work
Title Note Road Construction and Excavation
Date March 30, 1953
Description Drilling in cut looking south. Taken in Section 2U, between Mt. Pisgah and Yellowstone Falls, Station 557.
Commentary Men are drilling and working on road construction. Road construction began on March 01, 1939. The road was open to traffic on September 02, 1955. The road is 9.611 miles long. It runs between Mt. Pisgah and Yellowstone Falls. Most contracts were carried out under the supervision of the Bureau of Public Roads.
Location Location Name: Milepost 417
Parkway Milepost: 417.0
Latitude: 35.32227
Longitude: -82.82815
Creator Individual W.P.W.
Tags Machinery
Road construction
United States Bureau of Public Roads
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives