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The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Right Head Wall 437
Date October 31, 1936
Description Photograph shows a stone culvert and retaining wall near a road with people and an automobile in section 2C of the Blue Ridge Parkway; buildings and fenced land visible on each side of the road.
Commentary The other side of the head wall shows the location of where this part of the road was located. There was a lot of controversy surrounding the route the Blue Ridge Parkway would take. Developers did not want commercial development around the road, therefore many of the family farms in the way of development, such as the one visible in this picture, were eventually removed to preserve the image of a state park that developers wanted to preserve.
Location Location Name: Section 2C
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.416769
Longitude: -81.193564
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Bridge construction
Farm buildings and land
Road construction
Stone carving
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives