Sunday, May 8, 2011

Today Marks the National Road's 200th Anniversary

From the May 6th Baltimore Sun.

US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said that this weekend marks the 200th anniversary of The National Road from Cumberland, Maryland, to what is now Wheeling, West Virginia.

Its construction was authorized by Congress in 1806, but work did not start until May 8, 1811.

US Highway 40 currently runs along part of it.

In Cumberland yesterday, they had a parade and groundbreaking for the new National Road Monument which will also have a time capsule.

I just wanted to post on the actual day.

I have driven most of it through Ohio, part of it through Indiana and all of it through Illinois. A real trip back in time, especially east of Columbus, Ohio.

Happy Birthday National Road. --RoadDog

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