Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Post and Timber Rail
Date May 1952
Description Photo shows a stone masonry rail on the side of the Blue Ridge Parkway built by the National Park Service.
Commentary This section of the parkway was constructed between 1935 and 1939. Various federal and state agencies including the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Bureau of Public Roads helped with parkway construction.
Location Location Name: Section 2A
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.496308
Longitude: -80.955864
Creator Individual E.G. Middleton
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Guard posts
Guard rails
Guard walls
Hand rails
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives