Work on Scenic Parkway Link to Begin Very Soon

Title

Work on Scenic Parkway Link to Begin Very Soon

Subject

Blue Ridge Parkway (N.C. and Va.)

Description

This is a THURSDAY. Says "the first work toward the construction of the first link of the Park-to-Park Scenic highway began Wednesday morning [September 11, 1935], when a few men were employed by the contractor to assist in unloading and moving machinery to Low Gap, where the first dirt will be moved.

"It is understood that steam shovels will begin moving dirt there on next Monday morning [September 16, 1935]. Several car loads of machines were expected in Galax, Va., Wednesday. Mr. Johnston, who is Superintendent for the contractor who has the contract for the construction of the first twelve miles, has already moved to Sparta.

"It is understood that about 110 men will be employed. The contract allows one year for the construction of the first 12 mile, but it is understood that the contractor expects to complete it in 200 working days."

Creator

Alleghany Times

Date

1935-09-12

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Text

Date Created

1935-09-12

Original Format

Newspaper

Collection

Citation

Alleghany Times, “Work on Scenic Parkway Link to Begin Very Soon,” Blue Ridge Parkway Historical Materials, accessed December 12, 2019, https://www.superscenic.com/omeka/items/show/4.

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