Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Drop Inlet Station 29
Date October 28, 1936
Description Photograph shows a drop inlet with stone out cover near the road in section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary This picture was taken towards the beginning of the Parkway's construction and most likely one of the initial projects undertaken by the Civilian Conservation Corp set up by President Roosevelt as one of his New Deal Programs. The Civilian Conservation Corp employed almost 3 million young men between the ages of 18-24 in jobs of conserving and developing natural resources.
Location Location Name: Section 2A
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.496308
Longitude: -80.955864
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Drainage
Road construction
Stone carving
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives