Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Before grading. Looking back across Hare Mill Pond
Date December 15, 1938
Description Photograph shows an ungraded part of the road near Hare Mill Pond at mile post 225 in section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by M. A. B. on December 15, 1938.
Commentary The Blue Ridge Parkway was designed to complement the countryside that it ran through, with the designers trying to blend road and land as much as they could. After the road itself was built, the surrounding land was graded and landscaped to beautify the Blue Ridge Parkway and ensure that tourists would have as enjoyable of an experience as possible.
Location Location Name: Hare Mill Pond
Parkway Milepost: 225.0
Latitude: 36.183092
Longitude: -81.610564
Creator Individual Malcolm A. Bird
Tags Bodies of water
Hare Mill Pond (N.C.)
View of road
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway