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The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Rough Grading Partially Complete
Date August 25, 1936
Description Partially complete rough grading at milepost 235.9, section 2B of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Image taken from the National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway Headquarters and taken by "GWW" on August 25, 1936.
Commentary This section of the Blue Ridge Parkway was constructed between December 1935 and December 1937. Various federal and state agencies, including the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Bureau of Public Roads, helped in the parkway's construction.
Location Location Name: Milepost 235
Parkway Milepost: 235.0
Latitude: 36.441286
Longitude: -81.095569
Creator Individual G.W.W.
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Grading (Earthwork)
Road construction
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway