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The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title View of Head Wall
Title Note Straight headwall on double box, left (outlet) 289
Date August 24, 1936
Description Photograph shows a double box culvert and head wall in section 2C of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary Construction on straight headwall on double box, left (outlet) 289, which is potentially the Yadkin Valley Parking Overlook in Watauga County, NC, August 22, 1936 by W.D. Stanton. Picture from the North Carolina State Archives. This construction of the overlook was part of the Civilian Conservation Corps, which was started by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Civilian Conservation Corps was part of the New Deal and was implemented to give young men jobs, as well as to conserve and promote nature and land. Double box refers to the two openings that are shown in the pictures. These double boxes being shown during the beginning phases of construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Location Location Name: Section 2C
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.416769
Longitude: -81.193564
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Land construction
Stone carving
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives