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New Book Explores History of National Road
December 5, 2007 - A new book by author Wendell Trogdon captures the essence of the Old National Road, the "highway that built America."
Authorized Congress 200 years ago, the writer found the road remains "a national treasure, a pleasure to travel, each mile a page out of history, each town and city a part of the making of America."
It was the road that built America, opening sections of Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois to pioneers, many of whom would continue on across the Mississippi River to develop the west.
In years to come a few sections of the route were relocated for short distances, the route renamed U.S. 40, then became secondary to Interstate 70. The history of the road remains, however, as a part of the nation's heritage. Street front stores remain in small towns where the past continues to be part of the present and yesterday lives in antique shops and in old but well-rnaintained homes.
Readers can join the author as he travels through Indiana on "Antique Alley," stopping at towns and cities amid the rich farm lands and rolling hills, before previewing the route of the Old National Road in the other states through which it passes frolTl its start in Cumberland, Maryland, to its terminus at Vandalia, Illinois.
It is a book for historians and tourists, a guide for travelers who prefer to stop at cities like Indianapolis and Columbus, Ohio, or small towns such as Centerville, Cambridge City and Knightstown in Indiana, or smaller towns like Unionville or Brownsville in Pennsylvania.
The 124-page book is available by sending $16 (which includes postage to Backroads Press, P.O. Box 651, Mooresville, IN 46158.
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