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From: "Bob McKinley" <>
Subject: Re: National Road
Date: Sun, 4 Jul 2004 11:32:54 -0400
The "National Road was the first road built with federal money. We know it
today as US 40. In its heyday it ran over 3000 miles from Atlantic City to
The original road followed the military route opened by George Washington
and General Braddock in 1754-55.
By the early 1800s it connected Baltimore with Wheeling, Virginia. It was
the major route westward. It passed through Pennsylvania from south east of
Uniontown, through "little" Washington. In our neck of the woods it passed
through Frederick, Hagerstown, Hancock, Cumberland, and Frostburg, Maryland.
The section through Pennsylvania was made a state heritage park about a
decade ago. There are several websites dedicated to the National Road.
And, if you happen to be in southwestern Pennsylvania today, and are looking
for something to do, there will be a re-enactment of the first battle of the
War for Empire / 7 Year War / 1st World War / French & Indian War, or
whateveryouwanttocallit, at Fort Necessity, along the National Road. Those
first shots were fired 250 years ago, today.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Marilynn Wienke" <>
Sent: Sunday, July 04, 2004 2:40 AM
Subject: National Road
> Can someone please inform me on the old National Road.
> I have a bioraphy of someone and it says her father was a teamstser on the
old "National Road."
> Thank you,
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