Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Top soiling prior to seeding
Date May 20, 1948
Description Image shows a section of land that is being landscaped. There are mounds of dirt near the side of the road, and a there is a bulldozer for pushing and leveling the dirt. There are two trucks parked on the road near the area that is being landscaped. The image was taken near the intersection of Virginia State Route 43 and the Blue Ridge Parkway, near milepost 86 and Section 1K of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Image taken on May 20, 1948.
Location Location Name: Intersection of Blue Ridge Parkway at Virginia State Route 43
Parkway Milepost: 85.9
Latitude: 37.445175
Longitude: -79.609467
Creator Individual W.D.L.
Tags Bedford County (Va.)
Construction equipment
Landscape development
Peaks of Otter (Va.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway