States Celebrating the Historic National RoadBreaking News
In Ohio, a stately red brick inn once frequented by presidents hugs the nation's first federally funded interstate highway.
In Pennsylvania, the road passes a battlefield from the French and Indian War. In Indiana, travelers can stop at a cafe known for its pork tenderloin sandwiches.
Authorized by Thomas Jefferson in 1806, the National Road -- also known as America's Main Street -- stretches more than 700 miles through six states, from Maryland through Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Indiana to Illinois.
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