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National Road

National Road

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Published by s.n. in [Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cumberland Road -- Pennsylvania.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesEarly American imprints -- no. 38360.
    ContributionsSmilie, John.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination8 p.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15953802M

    Get this from a library! The National Road. [Philip D Jordan; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)] -- History of the old National Road, or Cumberland Road--now called U.S. and of the opening up of the territory through which it passed. The National Road was the first highway built entirely with federal funds. The road was authorized by Congress in during the Jefferson Administration. Construction began in Cumberland, Maryland in The route closely paralleled the military road opened by George Washington and General Braddock in

    National Road. For almost miles west from Baltimore, Maryland to Vandalia, Illinois, the National Road served as one of the most significant predecessor roads for Route The National Road (also known as the Cumberland Road, Cumberland Pike, National Pike and Western Pike) was created by an Act of Congress in and signed by President Thomas . Fortunately, many early travelers of the National Road recorded their impressions and experiences, and author Phillip D. Jordan drew heavily on these original sources in his book. Jordan’s well-sourced book weaves together the history of the road with first-hand accounts, reminiscences, anecdotes and legends.

    This companion volume to "The National Road" is a guide to America's first federally-funded highway. It combines geographical and historical information to take readers on a mile journey through Read more. Welcome to the Historic National Road in Ohio, part of the road that helped build America. We are glad you have made the National Road and its many treasures your destination. The Ohio National Road is part a six-state All-American Road that stretches over miles, from Baltimore through Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana.


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Clearly, Gallatin argued, the United States needed a road―a National Road. This comprehensive, authoritative, and richly illustrated volume offers a sweeping overview of the project that shaped the geography and history of the United States by uniting East and West―and, ultimately, dividing North and South/5(4).

A Guide to the National Road describes a trip from east to west―the direction in which the road was built―but is carefully cross-referenced for use in either direction.

Richly illustrated with more than maps and photographs, this comprehensive, authoritative, and friendly guide leads us down a trail blazed by Native American hunting parties and settlers' Conestoga wagons, /5(3).

Then came the National Road, built in the early s to accommodate increased traffic traveling westward on the existing road. It was the first federally built road in the United States.

Alternately called the National Pike and the Cumberland Road, the National Road was overlaid by segments of U.S. Route 40 in the s. Today, the National /5(3). Books Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children's Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Sell Us Your Books Best Books of the Month of o results for Books: "national road" Skip to main search results.

Clearly, Gallatin argued, the United States needed a road -- a National comprehensive, authoritative, and richly illustrated volume offers a sweeping overview of the project that shaped. The National Road built in makes a path through the states of Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

Photo Map courtesy Fort Necessity National Battlefield. By the early 19th century, the wilderness of the Ohio country had given way to settlement.

The road George Washington had cut through the forest many years. The National Road, National Road book known as the Cumberland Road, Cumberland Pike, and National Pike, was authorized by Congress and President Thomas Jefferson in as the nation’s first federally funded interstate highway, with construction beginning in The original authorization called for the road to extend from Cumberland, Maryland to the.

A number of rivers and streams had to be crossed by the National Road, and this naturally led to a surge in bridge building.

The Casselman Bridge, a one-arch stone bridge built for the National Road in near Grantsville, in the northwest corner of Maryland, was the longest stone arch bridge in America when it opened. Reminders for FRIDAY, MAY 15th. Meal distribution begins at 11 a.m. and ends at p.m. A five-day allocation of meals are available at all six of our school buildings, as well as at War Veterans Park, next to VFW Post in Putnam.

The year-old National Road is often referred to as “The Main Street of America.” It was the nation’s first federally funded highway and eventually passed through more than 25 cities and towns in Maryland. The mile Maryland portion of the original road was linked with privately constructed turnpikes to extend it to miles in the Brand: ArcadiaPublishing.

The Indiana National Road Association hopes the photographs and stories within this book will give readers an appreciation for the year past of the Historic National Road, often called "The Road that Built the Nation." This federally designated All-American Road retains much of the integrity from its early days as a pioneer corridor/5(2).

The history of America is written over every mile of the National Road in Pennsylvania. The original National Road can be traced to Native American trails. George Washington, Gen. Edward Braddock, and James Burd converted portions of Native American trails into a roadway suitable for military purposes and westward expansion.5/5(1).

About the Book The National Road was the country’s first major road to be built with Federal funds. It allowed numerous settlers to travel overland through the Appalachian mountains to the Ohio River in the early s, from where they would then travel onward by flatboat or wagon to locations in the Northwest : The National Road.

By Rickie Longfellow. The National Road, in many places known as Ro was built between and to reach the western settlements. It was the first federally funded road in U.S. history. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson believed that a trans-Appalachian road was necessary for unifying the young : () This companion volume to The National Road is a traveler's guide to the nation's first federally funded highway.

Combining a wealth of historical and geographical information, A Guide to the National Road takes readers on a seven-hundred-mile journey through America's heartland, from the Chesapeake Bay to the Mississippi River.

Although the National Road as legislated by. The Indiana National Road Association works to preserve, protect, and promote the Historic National Road. This byway is designated an All-American Road through the National Scenic Byways program and traverses six states from Baltimore, Maryland, to East St.

Louis, Illinois. The road began as a primary route west for pioneers, and today the byway allows travelers to. "The National Road is an ambitious subject for one photographer to undertake. As with other artists who have devoted themselves to a particular place or subject, the depth in Bill’s book is a result of an ongoing and rich dialogue that he has had with the road for the past several ed on: Aug Page 44 - A right to legislate for one of these purposes is a right to legislate for the others.

It is a complete right of jurisdiction and sovereignty for all the purposes of internal improvement, and not merely the right of applying money under the power vested in Congress to make appropriations, under which power, with the consent of the States through which this road passes, the work.

The National Road in Indiana book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally i Ratings: 0. The national road as American landscape heritage -- Never a stationary highway \/ Grady Clay and Karl Raitz -- Preserving the national road landscape \/ Glenn A.

Harper -- Coda: access and landscape \/ Karl Raitz and Grady Clay -- Appendix: historic archaeology and the national road -- A chronology of contextual events.\/span>\"@ en\/a.

National Geographic's Road Atlas: Adventure Edition, is the ideal companion for the next time you hit the es up-to-date road maps for all 50 U.S.

States, plus Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Major cities and metropolitan areas are shown in detail with inset maps that include popular attractions, infrastructure and points-of-interest.5/5(2). The foreword speaks of the book’s purpose and organization. The introduction is where, as wagon masters may have once said, the hoof meets the road.

The introduction is fifty pages long. It talks about mile markers in general, National Road markers in other states, and the Ohio markers as a group. The National Road played an iconic role in the westward expansion of the United States.

Starting from its origin in Cumberland, MD (Hence, it’s alternative name of the Cumberland Road.) and blasting toward the west coast, the road’s construction ended in Vandalia, IL where it succumbed to the growing popularity of rail travel (which made the road’s .