Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Before seeding and planting
Date 1939
Description Image shows a road cut into a hillside with slopes of dirt on both sides. From the left side of the image, the hillside slopes down to the road, with small trees at the top of the hill leading to an open dirt slope that is prepared for seeding and planting. To the right of the road the hill continues to run downward. An open dirt slope heads away from the road, with small trees and shrubbery appearing further down the hill. The image was taken between mileposts 165-173 in section 1S of the Blue Ridge Parkway, in Patrick County and Floyd County, Va. The image was taken in 1939; the photographer is unknown.
Location Location Name: Section 1S
Parkway Milepost: None
Creator Individual Unknown
Tags Floyd County (Va.)
Graded road
Patrick County (Va.)
Slopes (road cuts)
View of road
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway