Photographer's Note

The Blue Ridge Parkway has a unique status as a "National Parkway" being built to connect Shenandoah National Park to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park.
Construction of the road began in 1935 with President Franklin D. Roosevelt's approval which supported his programs to create jobs during the Great Depression.
The Parkway road was built by a combination of private public works contractors and Roosevelt's CCC - Civilian Conservation Corps. It would take over 52 years to complete, a distance of 469 miles.

The Blue Ridge Parkway is basically an elongated park, protecting mountain landscapes, flora & fauna far beyond the shoulders of the road itself. It is a series of parks connected by the road providing a leisurely route for visitors to enjoy Nature and history.

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