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Title Slopes before grading, to show grading treatment of rock outcrops
Date December 15, 1938
Description Image shows slopes before the grading process, illustrating the grading treatment of rock outcrops. The road runs through the center of the photograph, and in the background rock outcrops jut out of the ground on both sides of the road. Image taken by Malcolm A. Bird on December 15, 1938. Image taken at milepost 170 and station 275+00, L/R back, in section 1S of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Location Location Name: Milepost 170
Parkway Milepost: 170.0
Latitude: 36.804553
Longitude: -80.362041
Creator Individual Malcolm A. Bird
Tags Floyd County (Va.)
Graded road
Rock cuts
Slopes (road cuts)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway