Scenic USA - Maryland
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state parks and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
For further detailed information, links to other related sites are provided.
|Photos by Ben Prepelka
Considered as the road that built a nation, the Historic National Road saw initial construction in 1811. Providing a connection between the Potomac and Ohio rivers, the federally built highway crossed the Allegheny Mountains in southwestern Pennsylvania and the Maryland panhandle, reaching Wheeling in 1818. Plans to continue westward were hampered by a lack of funding, ending construction in Van Dalia, Illinois.
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