Friday, June 1, 2018

Historic National Road Yard Sale Is Underway: US-40

From the May 26, 2018, Indy Star "Yardsales for miles coming next week" by Jason Truitt Richmond Indiana Palladium.

Runs Wednesday to Sunday and will mark its 15th anniversary.  Founder and chair Patricia McDonald came up with the idea to celebrate the bicentennial of the authorization of the National Road, the country's first highway built with federal funds.

The first year, 2003, the yard sale stretched just from Richmond to Knightstown along US-40, the numbered road that replaced it in 1926, in Indiana.  The very next year, it stretched all the way across Indiana to Terre Haute.  The third year it really took off and went from Baltimore to St. Louis.

In just three years, it went from 37 miles to more than 800.

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