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Title Cur [cuts] during grading operations
Date 1939
Description Image shows a man standing on the left side of a road, pointing to the left side of the photograph at a dirt road that is being cut before grading operations begin. To the right of the dirt road, a small slope of dirt leads down to a more finished, possibly paved or gravel, road. 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
Road construction
Slopes (road cuts)
View of road
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway