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Title Rock slope in woods
Title Note Back from 405 C/L steep partly shot rock slope.
Date August 24, 1936
Description Photograph shows rocky slope among trees, with workers visible in middle, in section 2C of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary Picture taken August 24, 1936 by W.D. Stanton. Picture from the North Carolina State Archives. The construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway faced challenges when planning to build through nature. Eventually, the roadsides, slopes, and earth piles that were the results of construction were smoothed, shaped, and landscaped to enhance visual appeal and diminish 'objectionable effects.' Picture labeled "Back from 405 C/L steep partly shot rock slope."
Location Location Name: Section 2C
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.416769
Longitude: -81.193564
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Forest conservation
Land construction
Slope clearing
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives