Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
See Larger Image

About this Image

Title Construction on Cement Retaining Wall
Date April 22, 1937
Description Photograph shows workers, construction equipment, timber, and a rocky hillside in section 2M of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary Section 2M includes Crabtree Meadows with recreational areas and falls. This section stretches from Gooch Gap to Big Laurel Gap with construction beginning 7/04/36 and opening on 7/07/40. This image shows construction on a retaining wall to hold back the hillside, with a firm left bank.
Location Location Name: Section 2M
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 35.788139
Longitude: -82.167372
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Cement
Construction equipment
Land construction
Road construction
Slope clearing
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives