Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Construction Site
Title Note Construction Machinery
Date May 4, 1955
Description Drilling for shot in quarry. Taken in section 2U of the Blue Ridge Parkway, between Mt. Pisgah and Yellowstone Falls.
Commentary Construction began on March 01, 1939. The road was open to traffic on September 02, 1955. The road is 9.611 miles long. It runs between Mt. Pisgah and Yellowstone Falls.
Location Location Name: Milepost 408
Parkway Milepost: 408.0
Latitude: 35.409432
Longitude: -82.750323
Creator Individual E.G. Middleton
Tags Construction
Drilling and boring
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives