Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Left-hand slope, being laid back
Title Note Before
Date July 10, 1936
Description Image shows a section of land being sloped back in preparation for road construction. A crane or land excavator stands on the top of the slope, to the left of the road, and a truck stands underneath it on the road side. Several other small trucks are in the background on the opposite side of the road. In the far background there are trees, and the bottom of a mountain appears at the far right edge of the photograph. Image taken by R.F.E. on July 10, 1936. Image taken near milepost 165 and station 7+25, looking ahead, in section 1S of the Blue Ridge Parkway, in Floyd County and Patrick County, Va.
Location Location Name: Milepost 165
Parkway Milepost: 165.0
Latitude: 36.915351
Longitude: -80.208014
Creator Individual R.F.E.
Tags Construction
Construction equipment
Floyd County (Va.)
Patrick County (Va.)
Road construction
Slope clearing
Slopes (road cuts)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway