Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Inside Tunnel
Date June 17, 1947
Description Man walking through tunnel (looking south), with pavers and trucks in the background at station 23, section 2M on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Image taken from the North Carolina State Archives and taken by "H.M.H." on June 17, 1947.
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 H.M.H.
Tags Automobiles
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives