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Title Hand-laid rock embankment detail
Date August 14, 1936
Description Photograph shows a close-up view of a hand-laid rock embankment near mile post 263 in section 2E of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by L. M. H. on August 14, 1936.
Commentary The embankment was hand-laid using large thin slabs of rock stacked on top of each other. A construction helmet placed on the wall provides scale for the rocks and the wall.
Location Location Name: Milepost 263
Parkway Milepost: 263.0
Latitude: 36.292973
Longitude: -81.371372
Creator Individual L.M.H.
Tags Ashe County (N.C.)
Retaining walls
Stone carving
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway