Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Early Construction
Date June 27, 1936
Description Photograph shows a wide dirt roadway with construction equipment in section 2D of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by W. D. Stanton on June 27, 1936.
Commentary Construction along section 2D of the Parkway began on 3/05/36 and then opened to the public on 5/14/38. This image shows the widening of the road to create a pull-off area or overlook.
Location Location Name: Section 2D
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.373472
Longitude: -81.3275
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Construction
Land construction
Road construction
View of road
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway