Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Work Across Intersection from 39-20
Date October 28, 1936
Description Photograph shows a T-style intersection of two unpaved roads in section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary View of construction at an intersection from 39-20 taken by W.D. Stanton. Shows the progress made my Civilian Conservation Corp workers. The Civilian Conservation Corp was set up by President Roosevelt as one of his New Deal Programs to combat the effects of the Great Depression. The Civilian Conservation Corp employed almost 3 million young men between the ages of 18-24 in jobs of conserving and developing natural resources and was one of the most popular work options the New Deal created.
Location Location Name: Section 2A
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.496308
Longitude: -80.955864
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Intersections (roads)
Land construction
Road construction
View of road
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives