Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Trucks At Work
Title Note Trucks Transporting Rocks
Date July 9, 1953
Description Hauling rocks looking north from Station 16. Taken in Section 2U of the Blue Ridge Parkway between Mt. Pisgah and Yellowstone Falls, Station 12-50.
Commentary Rock-loaded trucks transporting rocks either away or towards the construction site. 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 409
Parkway Milepost: 409.0
Latitude: 35.398668
Longitude: -82.760402
Creator Individual E.G. Middleton
Tags Photographs
Road construction
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives