Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title A & W grader - grading overburden
Date 1930s
Description Image of a man on an Austin-Western 99 grader, somewhere between milepost 155 and milepost 174, in section 1R or 1S of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Image was likely taken in the 1930's, when construction on sections 1R and 1S was ongoing.
Location Location Name: Section 1S
Parkway Milepost: None
Creator Individual Unknown
Tags Construction equipment
Grading (Earthwork)
Road construction
Rock embankments
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway