Friday, April 16, 2010
Inquiring minds do a Google search when they come across new information. This old postcard refers to the "National Highway." I'm more familiar with the interstate system--from the west I-5 and so on and the Midwest--I90, I94, etc. Hence the Google search and a little bit of American history acquired. The National Road, also called the Cumberland Road (now this sounds a little more familiar) was started in 1811 at Cumberland Maryland. The road reached Wheeling, W. VA, in 1818. (Thanks be to Wikipedia for this information)
And to think that what caught my eye was simply the old cars! Imagine what this stretch of road looks like now? Strip malls, Walmart, and Burger King franchises? I'm almost glad I don't know.
Enjoy your Friday everyone.