|
|
|
|
Chillicothe News - Chillicothe, MO
American history since 1492
First federal highway authorized
email print
About this blog
By Liz Davis

\x34Historically Yours\x34 by Liz Davis is a blog about American historical trivia--anything American since 1492.

Recent Posts
July 20, 2015 5:35 p.m.
July 13, 2015 11:35 a.m.
July 6, 2015 5:40 p.m.
June 29, 2015 5:20 p.m.
June 21, 2015 12:01 a.m.
By Liz Davis
March 29, 2013 12:01 a.m.

March 29, 1806
First federal highway authorized
In an effort to connect the states by land and facilitate trade, President Thomas Jefferson, on March 29, 1806, signed legislation authorizing a road from Cumberland, Maryland, to Wheeling, Virginia (now West Virginia). The Great National Pike, more commonly known as the Cumberland Road, was the first federal highway.
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/publicroads/06nov/02.cfm
 

Recent Posts

    latest blogs

    • Community
    • National