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National Road

noun

the first US-sponsored highway, built between 1811-1837 from Cumberland MD to Vandalia IL; also, any highway or network of highways built by a country's government; also called Cumberland Road , [Great National Pike]

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The modern US 40 and Interstate 70 follow much of the original route of the National Road.

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  • For those whom the long river journey did not please, or who lived inland in Ohio or Indiana, the national road was a help.

    The Last American Frontier Frederic L. (Frederic Logan) Paxson
  • The name Mahaney has long been identified with the national road.

    The Old Pike Thomas B. Searight
  • This bridge, although a link of the national road, was not built by the government.

    The Old Pike Thomas B. Searight
  • He kept a tavern on the old road before the national road was made.

    The Old Pike Thomas B. Searight
  • We are on the old national road now, and find it rather poor.

  • It is still standing, but not immediately on the national road.

    The Old Pike Thomas B. Searight
  • Here the national road crosses the line of the old Braddock road.

    The Old Pike Thomas B. Searight
  • On the location of the national road from Zanesville to Columbus.

  • This town was at its best when the national road was the leading avenue of trade and travel.

    The Old Pike Thomas B. Searight

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