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Title Cuts during grading
Date 1939
Description The image shows a man stand on the left side of a graded road, holding a stick. There are piles of dirt on both sides of the road where cuts have been made during grading. Trees appear in the far background of the photograph. The image was taken in section 1R, between mileposts 155-164 of the Blue Ridge Parkway, in Floyd County, Va. The image was taken in 1939; the photographer is unknown.
Location Location Name: Section 1R
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.890358
Longitude: -80.262762
Creator Individual Unknown
Tags Floyd County (Va.)
Graded road
Slopes (road cuts)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway