Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Before grading. Soft gullying material above rock. Flatten expose hard rock. Wide rounding.
Date July 25, 1935
Description Photo shows a slope before it has been graded. Taken by "MAB" on July 25, 1935, Station 519+50-R/ahead, Section 2A, Milepost 226.3
Commentary The slopes that remained after roads were cut through the mountains had to be carefully graded to prevent landslides and improper drainage.
Location Location Name: Milepost 226
Parkway Milepost: 226.0
Latitude: 36.47191
Longitude: -80.984269
Creator Individual Malcolm A. Bird
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Grading (Earthwork)
Land construction
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway