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Title Retaining Wall Construction
Date November 6, 1936
Description Photograph shows workers constructing a stone retaining wall on a partially-cleared hillside in section 2M of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary Construction in a mountainous region provided designers with challenges at times when it came to constructing the Blue Ridge Parkway. Due to this, many landscape alterations became necessary. In this picture workers are constructing a retaining wall in order to better support the parkway. The retaining walls were often built in one of two ways- through rubble embankments or cement.
Location Location Name: Section 2M
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 35.788139
Longitude: -82.167372
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Cement
Photographs
Retaining walls
Slope clearing
Stone carving
Stonemasonry
Walls
Workers
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives