Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Left Head Wall 437
Date October 31, 1936
Description Photograph shows head wall of stone culvert under construction, workers, and building in section 2C of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary This picture shows a head wall that is currently under construction as well as the workers hard at work on it. The workers were part of the Civilian Conservation Corps which was started by President Roosevelt as a part of the New Deal legislation. The CCC employed almost 3 million young men between the ages of 18-24 and put them to work conserving and developing natural resources across the United States. By employing these young men the Roosevelt administration was hoping to reinvigorate the economy by providing tourist destinations as well as paying the workers for the effort they put forth building the destinations.
Location Location Name: Section 2C
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.416769
Longitude: -81.193564
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Bridge construction
Road construction
Stone carving
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives