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Title Big Cut at Devil's Garden
Date June 14, 1938
Description Photograph shows road in large rock cut at Devil's Garden in section 2B of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by Edward H. Abbuehl on June 14, 1938.
Commentary Areas of the parkways such as this presented a challenge for the parkway designers. Through the use of explosives and heavy machinery, workers were able to create this 60 foot cut at Devil's Garden.
Location Location Name: Devil's Garden
Parkway Milepost: 217.0
Latitude: 36.434153
Longitude: -81.104333
Creator Individual Edward H. Abbuehl
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Devil's Garden (N.C.)
Rock cuts
View of road
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway