Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Fill settlement and slide
Date 1951
Description Photograph shows a slope covered by loose rocks and fill in section 2Y of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken in 1951.
Commentary The photo gives a good understanding of the physical terrain, made out of dirt and rocks than can detach, in spite of being covered by vegetation and trees. This section was subject to rock slides in 1951, then again in 1957.
Location Location Name: Section 2Y
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 35.509889
Longitude: -83.179167
Creator Individual Unknown
Tags Landslides
Rock slides
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway