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The Fairview Inn near Baltimore, a stopping place on the National Road, 1827

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The Fairview Inn near Baltimore, a stopping place on the National Road, 1827
Maryland Historical Society

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This object appears in the following sections:


Technology
Transportation Infrastructure Videos — Transportation infrastructure

Transportation in America before 1876:
Transportation in America before 1876 — Connecting the Growing Nation

RELATED OBJECTS
National Road Milepost


Historic marker for the Pennsylvania Turnpike


A stopping place on the National Road
Currently on display
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection
The National Road, initially funded by the federal government, stretched from Cumberland, Maryland, to Columbus, Ohio, by 1833.
Physical Description
drawing
Details
Date Made:
1827
Locations:
Maryland
Credit:
Courtesy of the Maryland Historical Society
History

In the early 19th century, most roads were dreadful. They served local needs, allowing farmers to get produce to market. Still, a few major roads served as important transportation links.


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