Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Rock Slide
Date May 19, 1952
Description Photo shows a rock fall on the Blue Ridge Parkway, with an automobile parked on the shoulder of the road.
Commentary This section of the parkway was constructed between 1939 and 1955. Various federal and state agencies including the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Bureau of Public Roads helped with parkway construction.
Location Location Name: Milepost 408
Parkway Milepost: 408.0
Latitude: 35.409432
Longitude: -82.750323
Creator Individual E.G. Middleton
Tags Automobiles
Road damage
Rock slides
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives