This article, written for a general audience, reviews the history of the Old National Road, the first real road to cross the eastern mountains and open a way for westward expansion. It was built in the first half of the nineteenth century and ran from Cumberland, Maryland to western Illinois, and ran along what is now US Route 40. This article details the problems - physical, fiscal, and political - which impeded its construction.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Maryland Department of Economic & Community Devel

    45 Calvert Street
    Annapolis, MD  United States  21401
  • Authors:
    • PARKER, I
  • Publication Date: 1985

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 24-26
  • Serial:
    • Maryland Magazine
    • Volume: 18
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Maryland Department of Economic & Community Devel

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00450605
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 9:56PM