Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title South Tunnel Entrance
Date December 14, 1936
Description Photograph shows dirty pathway with deep tracks leading to excavation and fill at proposed tunnel entrance in section 2M of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary This picture was taken in December 1936 near the beginning of the construction period for section 2M (Summer 1936 to 1940). This is most likely the beginning construction on the south entrance of the second of the twin tunnels at MP 344.
Location Location Name: Section 2M
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 35.788139
Longitude: -82.167372
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Construction
Construction equipment
Land construction
Road construction
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives