Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title South End of Quarry
Date April 14, 1937
Description Photograph shows automobile, workers, and construction equipment including a wagon drill in a rock quarry in section 2C of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary Section 2C, in Alleghany County, travels for 10.871 miles between Air Bellows Gap and NC 18. Construction on this section began on 12/07/35 and was opened to the public on 11/17/37.
Location Location Name: Section 2C
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.416769
Longitude: -81.193564
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Construction equipment
Quarries and quarrying
Rock embankments
Wagon drills (Pneumatic machinery)
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives