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The Old Pike: A History of the National Road, with Incidents, Accidents, and Anecdotes Thereon - Thomas Searight

The Old Pike: A History of the National Road with Incidents, Accidents, and Anecdotes Thereon

Thomas Searight

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This old road first opened in 1818 beginning at Cumberland, Maryland, and ending in Illinois. Until the coming of the railroads west of the Allegheny Mountains in 1852, the National Road was the one great highway over which passed the bulk of trade and travel between the east and west. (408pp. illus. index. Heritage Books, 1995 reprint of 1894 ed.)


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