Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Producing Asphalt
Date June 24, 1950
Description View of heavy machinery producing asphalt on or near the Blue Ridge Parkway. Image taken from the North Carolina State Archives and taken by H.W.B. on July 24, 1950. Photograph labeled "Project 2A5 B5. Asphalt Plant."
Commentary This section of the parkway was constructed between 1935 and 1939. Various federal and state agencies, including the CCC and the Bureau of Public Roads participated in the parkway's construction.
Location Location Name: Section 2A
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.496308
Longitude: -80.955864
Creator Individual H.W.B.
Tags Construction
Construction equipment
Land construction
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives