Skyline Drive and Big Meadows Stone Sign
“The Skyline Drive follows closely the course of the Appalachian Trail and extends the entire length of the Shenandoah National Park, along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains, nearly 100 miles. It will eventually be extended almost 500 miles farther south.
It is a hard-surfaced highway with parking spaces and wide turn-outs at frequent intervals, from which may be enjoyed views of great beauty – the Shenandoah Valley on the west and the Piedmont section of Virginia on the east. One of the engineering features is an 80-foot tunnel through St. Mary’s Rock near Thornton Gap where the drive crosses the Lee Highway. The portion of the drive, constructed with the aid of P.W.A. funds of $2,117,228.30, was completed in August 1937. The entire project was completed in the fall of 1939 and cost approximately $6,000,000.”
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C.W. Short and R. Stanley-Brown. "Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental Bodies Between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration." (1939).
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