Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

About this Image

Title View of Rock Cut
Date April 23, 1937
Description Photograph shows a rocky hillside with a cut on the left and cleared timber on the right 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.
Location Location Name: Section 2M
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 35.788139
Longitude: -82.167372
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Landscape
Landscape development
Rock cuts
Rock embankments
Slope clearing
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives