: A photograph of a dapple gray mare grazing with her colt following alongside her. This photograph was taken along the National Road.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has designated the entire six-state Historic National Road Corridor, from Maryland to Illinois, an All-American Road and National Scenic Byway. The National Road was recognized as one of the nation's elite byways for its historic, cultural and scenic characteristics. The 600 mile highway, including more than 220 miles in Ohio, represents more than 200 years of American history.
The National Road holds a significant place in the history of Ohio and the nation. It was our country's first federally-funded interstate road and provided both a route to the frontier and market access for the sparsely settled midwest during the early part of the 19th century. During the automobile era the road (now U.S. 40) again served as one of the nation's primary east/west arteries.
The National Road's historical significance is expressed in the many roadway sections, pike towns, taverns, inns, early motels and truck stops that stand as a reminder of the once bustling thoroughfare. Because of the numerous historical resources and the many other diversions that visitors can experience along the route, the National Road in Ohio already has been designated a State Scenic Byway. View on Ohio Memory.
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: Agriculture--Ohio; Horses; National Road Places