Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Drilling
Date July 23, 1936
Description Photograph shows workers drilling on rock face on the left, in section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary Completing drilling in rock cut. South from 588-60 (15 feet right) in Alleghany County.
Location Location Name: Alleghany County
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.48346
Longitude: -81.11647
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Construction
Drilling and boring
Drills (machinery)
Road construction
Rock cuts
Rock embankments
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives