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The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Drilling
Title Note Quarry Site Drilling
Date May 5, 1954
Description Drilling in roadway at quarry site. Taken in section 2U of the Blue Ridge Parkway between Mt. Pisgah and Yellowstone Falls, Station 18.
Commentary Road construction began March 01, 1939. This road was open to traffic on September 09, 1955. The road is 9.611 miles long. Section 2U 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 Machinery
Quarries and quarrying
Road construction
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives