10 Rare Photos Taken During The Blue Ridge Parkway Construction That Will Simply Astound You

It’s hard to imagine, but the iconic Blue Ridge Parkway hasn’t always been around. This route, one of Virginia’s most scenic drives, was established in 1936 and called for some serious construction. Construction plans started in September of 1935 in North Carolina and began in Virginia that following February. The following photographs provide an interesting insight into construction of this most beloved mountain drive:

For a fascinating overview of the Blue Ridge Parkway’s construction, watch the following video, courtesy of Flannery McNair:

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