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American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)–Mary Truitt: National Road At 200 Part 2

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American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)–Mary Truitt: National Road At 200 Part 2

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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 Illinois National Road Association set out with a group of friends to retrace that roadway from its western end, Vandalia, IL, to mile 0 in Cumberland, MD. In this second part of our conversation, Mary shares stories from journey retracing the National Road to its origin in Maryland.

 

For a great set of pictures of the National Road caravan, visit Denny Gibson's website.

American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)–Mary Truitt: National Road At 200 Part 2

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A great fall fair is coming to downtown Vandalia,Illinois Sept. 23 and 24th. It's the Vandalia Grand Levee and Corn Day featuring blue grass music, tours of the statehouse, a car show, plenty of good food and loads of family fall festival fun. Mark it on your calendar, Sept. 23 and 24, the Vandalia Grande Levee and Corn Day.


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