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The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Beginning of construction of loop road
Date 20th Century
Description Image shows the early stages of road construction for a loop road in the Blue Ridge Parkway. A road appears running from the center of the photograph toward the bottom left corner. To the right of the road there appears to be a road curving away and then toward the central road. Piles of dirt and open earth appear in various formations in the foreground. Bare trees appear in the background of the photograph, on both sides of the road. Image taken near Smart View in Franklin County, Va., near milepost 155 of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Date and photographer are both unknown.
Location Location Name: Smart View (V.A.)
Parkway Milepost: 155.0
Latitude: 36.9259683
Longitude: -80.1864329
Creator Individual Unknown
Tags Construction
Franklin County (Va.)
Graded road
Road construction
View of road
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway