Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Early Construction
Date October 1, 1937
Description Image of the Blue Ridge Parkway as it winds through the surrounding land. There is evidence of recent construction in the graded slope that borders a curve in the road. A line of trees, a pasture, and the Blue Ridge Mountains are visible in the background. Image taken near milepost 157.6 on October 7, 1937.
Location Location Name: Shortts Knob Overlook
Parkway Milepost: 157.6
Latitude: 36.907061
Longitude: -80.232428
Creator Individual W.D.S.
Tags Floyd County (Va.)
Graded road
View of road
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway