Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Pre-Asphalt Parkway Near Virginia Border
Date July 22, 1936
Description Photograph shows an unpaved part of road in section 2A on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary The Parkway was initially constructed from compacted stone instead of asphalt. This particular image of the Parkway is just over the Virginia border and 120 feet from the start of a grade, or incline.
Location Location Name: Section 2A
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.496308
Longitude: -80.955864
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Construction
Land construction
Overpass construction
Road conditions
View of road
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives