Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Quarry Drilling
Title Note Workmen and Rig
Date June 3, 1953
Description Drilling in rock cut ahead of shovel. Taken in Section 2U of the Blue Ridge Parkway between Mt. Pisgah and Yellowstone Falls; Station 3-50.
Commentary Men are drilling with a rig. Road Construction began on March 01, 1939. The road was open to traffic on September 02, 1955. The road is 9.611 miles long. It runs between Mt. Pisgah and Yellowstone Falls.
Location Location Name: Milepost 408
Parkway Milepost: 408.0
Latitude: 35.409432
Longitude: -82.750323
Creator Individual W.P.W.
Tags Construction
Construction equipment
Drilling and boring
Road construction
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives