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Title Rock wall on side of road
Title Note Vertical rock face and rough grade ahead from Station 588
Date August 23, 1936
Description Photograph shows an unpaved part of section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway curving around a natural rock wall.
Commentary Vertical rock formation on side of road on Blue Ridge Parkway, ahead from Station 588, in section 2A. Picture taken August 23, 1936 by W.D. Stanton. Picture from the North Carolina State Archives. Workmen had to build Blue Ridge Parkway roads around the sides of mountains, many times using the natural environment as part of the road, including rocks. Sometimes these rock walls can become dangerous, creating rock slides on the roads.
Location Location Name: Milepost 227
Parkway Milepost: 227.0
Latitude: 36.461685
Longitude: -80.992802
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Road conditions
Rock cuts
View of road
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives