Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Before grading. 1:1 cut gullying badly; too steep to grass; flatten and round for grass
Date July 25, 1935
Description Photograph shows an automobile on the road alongside a steep hill and stone gutter near station 526+50 and mile post 227.5 in section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by M. A. B. on July 25, 1935.
Commentary Photocard contains plans to "flatten and round" the slope to plant grass and avoid gullying and erosion.
Location Location Name: Milepost 227
Parkway Milepost: 227.0
Latitude: 36.461685
Longitude: -80.992802
Creator Individual Malcolm A. Bird
Tags Automobiles
Road construction
View of road
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway