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Title Coarse Stone Road in Section 2A
Date June 23, 1936
Description Photograph shows an unpaved part of road in section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway with a steep embankment along the right side.
Commentary Here is an example of the initial flattened road of the Parkway before asphalt was used in the road construction. The road, here, is flat but full of smaller stones, which more than likely made for a bumpy ride down the early Parkway. The photo was taken in a valley somewhere in section 2A looking north.
Location Location Name: Section 2A
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.496308
Longitude: -80.955864
Creator Individual A.C. Haygard
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Land construction
Road conditions
View of road
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives