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Title Shovel Working Construction
Date April 12, 1945
Description Photo shows a piece of heavy machinery working near section 2M, station 440-00 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Image taken from the North Carolina State Archives and taken by C.E.K. on April 14, 1945. Photograph labeled "Ossgood ½ yard shovel working in slide. March 19 to April 21. Work 90% complete."
Commentary This section of the parkway was constructed between 1936 and 1940. Various federal and state agencies including the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Bureau of Public Roads helped with parkway construction.
Location Location Name: Section 2M
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 35.788139
Longitude: -82.167372
Creator Individual C.E. Kinney
Tags Construction
Construction equipment
Land construction
Road construction
Rock embankments
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway