Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Gully control (afer)
Date July 26, 1941
Description Photograph shows a gully following landscape control operations near mile post 268 in section 2E of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by D. W. L. on July 26, 1941.
Commentary In the convoluted topography of mountaintop sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway, designing systems to drain away water were particularly important. This often involved the construction of various ditches, waterways, and culverts.
Location Location Name: Milepost 268
Parkway Milepost: 268.0
Latitude: 36.279869
Longitude: -81.41477
Creator Individual Daniel W. Levandowsky
Tags Gullies
Landscape restoration
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway