Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Early Construction
Date February 5, 1937
Description Photograph shows a flattened dirt road along a ridge in section 2D of the Blue Ridge Parkway, with an automobile just visible at the bottom of the image. Taken by W. D. Stanton on February 5, 1937.
Commentary Construction along section 2D of the Parkway began on 3/05/36 and then opened to the public on 5/14/38.
Location Location Name: Section 2D
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.373472
Longitude: -81.3275
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Automobiles
Road construction
View of road
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway