Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title First Grading Contract
Title Note (Photocard calls it "gradeing")
Date September 1935
Description Photograph shows an area of land being cleared by heavy machinery, visible in the background, near milepost 218 in section 2A (Parkway and NC 18) of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by Sam P. Weems in September 1935.
Commentary Purpose listed as "history" on card.
Location Location Name: Milepost 218
Parkway Milepost: 218.0
Latitude: 36.550074
Longitude: -80.915148
Creator Individual Sam P. Weems
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Construction equipment
Cumberland Knob (N.C.)
Grading (Earthwork)
Land construction
Landscape development
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway