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Old National Road Learning Activity
Photos of the Old Original "National Trail" Stone Bridge, still in use over U.S. 40 Spur, W. of Marshall, Illinois  (By Howard Taylor)
. . . .Note the keystone at the top-center of the arch.  This bridge was constructed of limestone, and was tightly fit together without cement of any other means.  It still supports semis, and any vehicle on the U.S. 40 spur.

Old National Road Learning Activity

19th Century to Present
. . . .Also known as Cumberland Trail, Cumberland Pike, National Trail.  the Nemacolin's Path and old Braddock's Road are connected with this 1st Interstate Highway for the United States

Now known as 
U.S. 40
Visit Our Other Pioneer/ Abraham Lincoln Web Activity Sites ,  but come on back here!
The Year 2006 is the Bi-Centennial of the start of the Old National Trail, initiated by President Thomas Jefferson,

Signs at the U.S. 40/ Old Naational Road Intersection, West of Marshall, Il


The National Road (also known as the Cumberland Road, Cumberland Pike, National Pike and Western Pike) was created by an Act of Congress in 1803 and signed by President Thomas Jefferson. The road is commonly known to start around Baltimore, Maryland, but also some think Cumberland, Maryland.  The National Road has a special interest in states from Maryland to Illinois.
National Trail 
Student Activity Page
Pioneer Times Hotlist of Resources  
National Trail
Resource Page
National Park Service
Traveling the National Road Classroom Activity
Student Trail Notepad 
Forwriting notes and credits for information gathering
Using "Primary" Resources for Research

Outline of the Pioneer Activities

Origin of the Old National Trail

A New Start!  Westward Bound 
Why and Where the Emigrants would go---

Planning the Journey

Life & Death on the Trail

Wagons, Horses & Oxen

Milestone Markers & Maps

The Madonnas on the Trail

The Trail into the 20th Century
Teacher/Student Resources
Old National Trail is now U.S. 40

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