Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Preparing Sub-Grade
Date April 14, 1937
Description Photograph shows workers and construction equipment preparing sub-grade for dirt road in section 2C of the Blue Ridge Parkway, with an automobile visible to the far left and farm buildings in the background.
Commentary Section 2C, in Alleghany County, includes the area of Doughton Park, and stretches for 10.871 miles between Air Bellows Gap and NC 18. Construction along this section began on 12/07/35 and was opened to the public on 11/17/37.
Location Location Name: Section 2C
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.416769
Longitude: -81.193564
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Construction equipment
Doughton Park (N.C.)
Farm buildings and land
Grading (Earthwork)
Road conditions
Road construction
View of road
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives