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Title Center line on Tunnel #1
Title Note Center line on Tunnel #1 showing south portal
Date April 27, 1937
Description Photograph shows construction equipment and tunnel portal in 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.
Location Location Name: Section 2M
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 35.788139
Longitude: -82.167372
Creator Individual A.C. Haygard
Tags Construction
Construction equipment
Landscape
Machinery
Photographs
Rock cuts
Rocks
Slope clearing
Tunnels
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives