Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Unsurfaced Road
Date February 2, 1937
Description Photograph shows a section of unsurfaced road with deep tire tracks over bridge #1 in section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary This picture was taken in 1937 about halfway through construction of Section 2A. Construction on this section began in 1935 and ended in 1939. This section of the parkway includes the NC/VA line.
Location Location Name: Milepost 222
Parkway Milepost: 222.0
Latitude: 36.506201
Longitude: -80.942427
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Road conditions
Road damage
View of road
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives