Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

About this Image

Title Workers and Machinery at Work in Section 2A
Date July 22, 1936
Description Photograph shows the Blue Ridge Parkway as seen from a hill, with machinery, workers, and an automobile on the road.
Commentary Here is a view of Parkway construction from higher ground. The machine in the foreground is clearing the road of debris using a similar method to a snow plow. While it clears the road it is also smoothing it out as well. The men are doing various jobs assisting in the clearing process.
Location Location Name: Undetermined
Parkway Milepost: None
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Automobiles
Construction equipment
Land construction
Road construction
View of road
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives