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Title Parkway Construction, Wolf Bald Cut
Date October 1959
Description Road construction near Wolf Bald. Photo taken by Garrett T. Smathers in October 1959. Wolf Bald is near the border of Jackson, Haywood, and Transylvania Counties.
Commentary Although most of Section 2-V was completed during the late 1940s, this picture shows that construction continued much later than that. This part of the Parkway, at milepost 425.3, is under construction in October of 1959.
Location Location Name: Wolf Bald
Parkway Milepost: 425.3
Latitude: 35.30399
Longitude: -82.93624
Creator Individual Garrett T. Smathers
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Construction
Haywood County (N.C.)
Jackson County (N.C.)
Transylvania County (N.C.)
Wolf Bald (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway