A Guide to the National Road

A Guide to the National Road

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This companion volume to The National Road is a traveler's guide to the nation's first federally funded highway. Combining a wealth of historical and geographical information, this book takes readers on a 700-mile journey through America's heartland, from the Chesapeake Bay to the Mississippi River. Illustrated with more than 300 maps and lithographs, this authoritative gudie leads us down a trail into our nation's past.The costs that common people incur to use the nationa#39;s highways are relative to context, but one irony in such large ... not have been possible without Henry Forda#39;s cheap cars, nor would those cars have been practical without cheap fuel.

Title:A Guide to the National Road
Author:Karl B. Raitz, George F. Thompson
Publisher:JHU Press - 1996


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