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American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)–Mary Truitt: National Road At 200 Part 1

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American Road Trip Talk (podcast)–Mary Truitt: National Road at 200 Part 1

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Mary Truitt, Pres. Illinois National Road Assoc. and Gary Kruger.

In May of 2011, a caravan of antique cars set out on a very special pilgrimage to celebrate the bicentennial birthday of one of America's oldest roadways, The National Road. Within a generation of the Revolutionary War, President Thomas Jefferson began building the road to open up America's new territories. Two centuries later, Mary Truitt, president of the National Road Association of Illinois set out with a group of friends to retrace that roadway from its western end, Vandalia, IL, to mile 0 in Cumberland, MD. In Part 1 of our conversation, Mary shares some fascinating stories about the building of this granddaddy of American highways.

American Road Trip Talk (podcast)–Mary Truitt: National Road at 200 Part 1

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