Building the Blue Ridge Parkway (Images of America Series)

Building the Blue Ridge Parkway (Images of America Series)

by Karen J. Hall, Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway, The FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway
     
 

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The Blue Ridge Parkway began as a dream in the late 1800s and became reality in 1983 when the 469-mile scenic highway was completed. Construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway began in September 1935 at Cumberland Knob. Heavy construction was done by contractors who won bids for the different projects along various sections of the parkway. Civilian Conservation Corps… See more details below

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The Blue Ridge Parkway began as a dream in the late 1800s and became reality in 1983 when the 469-mile scenic highway was completed. Construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway began in September 1935 at Cumberland Knob. Heavy construction was done by contractors who won bids for the different projects along various sections of the parkway. Civilian Conservation Corps troops took care of the roadsides, landscaping, and structure building. As part of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, this project was intended to provide jobs throughout the region. Images of America: Building the Blue Ridge Parkway contains approximately 200 construction photographs of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738552873
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
08/15/2007
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
879,848
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

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