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Title Tunnel No. 1 East Portal
Date April 28, 1943
Description Photograph shows rocky hillside to the left of a tunnel entrance near mile post 333.5 in section 2L of the Blue Ridge Parkway, with a sign in the foreground warning "Icy Road." Taken by Ted Pease on April 28, 1943.
Commentary The carving into the mountain and the blasting the took place creates a natural underpass and a greater feeling of being one with nature. This side view of the tunnel wall shows the end result of much physical labor.
Location Location Name: Milepost 334
Parkway Milepost: 334.0
Latitude: 35.851263
Longitude: -82.093122
Creator Individual Ted Pease
Tags Landscape
Signs and signboards
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway