Today In History- March 29

Today In History- March 29

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Construction authorized of Great National Pike becoming the first United States federal highway.

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1st National Highway initiated in Maryland.

  • Cumberland, Maryland

Linking once distant towns and settlements, on Mar. 29, 1806, construction was authorized for the Great National Pike.  The project became the first federal highway in the United States, and prompted construction of other roads to link the vast territories of the United States.

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