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Title Stone Cement Gutter
Date October 5, 1936
Description A stone and cement gutter running alongside the road construction in section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway, with materials, a worker, and automobile also visible.
Commentary Gutters were constructed alongside the parkway in order to help remove excess water from rain and snow from the road itself. Due to the amount of rain and snow that often occur in the Appalachian and Smoky mountains, gutter construction was essential to ensure the road remain open and fully accessible to travelers.
Location Location Name: Milepost 227
Parkway Milepost: 227.0
Latitude: 36.461685
Longitude: -80.992802
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Automobiles
Drainage
Gutters
Photographs
Road conditions
Roads
Rocks
Stone carving
Stonemasonry
View of road
Workers
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives