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The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Masonry Wall Building
Title Note Masonry wall building 449-70.
Date April 22, 1937
Description Photograph shows workers constructing a stone cement wall on a rocky hillside in section 2M of the Blue Ridge Parkway, with construction equipment including a chute from mixer visible in center.
Commentary Tunnel #1 is found in McDowell County in section 2M. The tunnels were often employed to reduce or eliminate the need for excessive landscaping. Most of the tunnels are lined with concrete or gunite, a pneumatic cement. Noted: chute from mixer down steep slope in center. Sub-contractor Janiero (on masonry) killed by sliding rock from left foreground on 4/26/1937, see 7-120-D
Location Location Name: Section 2M
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 35.788139
Longitude: -82.167372
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Construction
Construction equipment
Retaining walls
Rock slides
Stone carving
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives