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Title Road construction
Title Note 443-00 C/L showing begin of tunnel cut.
Date August 24, 1936
Description Photograph shows a rough dead-end road cut into hillside leading to proposed tunnel with assorted construction materials in foreground, in section 2M of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary Picture taken by A.C. Haygard. Picture taken from the North Carolina State Archives. Based on date, this road construction is part of the initial construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Construction on the Blue Ridge Parkway began in 1935 as a part of the Civilian Conservation Corp/Public Works Act, which was started by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Civilian Conservation Corp was part of the New Deal and was implemented to give young men jobs, as well as to conserve and promote nature and land. This area of road construction is possibly near Crabtree Meadows on Section 2M of Blue Ridge Parkway. Picture labeled "443-00 C/L showing begin of tunnel cut."
Location Location Name: Section 2M
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 35.788139
Longitude: -82.167372
Creator Individual A.C. Haygard
Tags Construction
Land construction
Road conditions
Road construction
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives