Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Partly Completed Parking
Date October 28, 1936
Description Photograph looks northbound at partly completed stone-surfaced pull-off section in section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway with a vehicle in the distance.
Commentary This picture shows the progress made on the parkway since construction began in 1935. Members of the Civilian Conservation Corp were working tirelessly to get the parkway up and running as soon as possible in order to allow tourists to travel to the area. The sooner visitors were able to travel the parkway, the sooner economic recovery would begin in the areas around the Parkway.
Location Location Name: Section 2A
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.496308
Longitude: -80.955864
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Automobile parking
Land use
Road conditions
Road construction
View of road
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives