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The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Access Road on Left of Parkway
Title Note Negative 5988
Date 1930s
Description Sign and access road on milepost 248, section 2C of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Image taken from the National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway Headquarters.
Commentary Possibly future site of an overpass. Construction on the Blue Ridge Parkway began in 1935 as a part of the Civilian Conservation Corp, 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.
Location Location Name: Milepost 248
Parkway Milepost: 248.0
Latitude: 36.391166
Longitude: -81.244288
Tags Ashe County (N.C.)
Road construction
Signs and signboards
United States Bureau of Public Roads
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway