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The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Road construction
Date July 8, 1936
Description Photograph shows cleared pathway through trees on hillside in section 2M of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary Land of future road construction of access road, most likely on section 2M of Blue Ridge Parkway. Picture taken on July 8, 1936. 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. Picture labeled "2-50 access road looking south at cleared right of way."
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