Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title First cut on right during grading
Date 1939
Description Image shows a man standing on the right side of the road along several rows of cut earth, and a dirt-covered slope leading up from the road. On the left side of the road there is also a slope leading up to a hillside. In the distance there are several illegible signs and two cars, parked on the right side of the road. A mountain appears in the background of the photograph. Image taken somewhere between mileposts 165-174 in section 1S of the Blue Ridge Parkway, in Patrick County and Floyd County, Va. Image taken in 1939; photographer is unknown.
Location Location Name: Section 1S
Parkway Milepost: None
Creator Individual Unknown
Tags Floyd County (Va.)
Graded road
Patrick County (Va.)
Road construction
Signs and signboards
Slope clearing
Slopes (road cuts)
View of road
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway