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Who Came Down That Road

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Book

 

Who Came Down That Road? Book Summary

 

Video Introduction to the book

 

 

Author

 

George Ella Lyon Author Website

 

  • George Ella Lyon was Kentucky poet laureate in 2015 and 2016

 

I Am From Project

 

Teaching and Learning Resources

 

1000 Events That Changed the World from HistoryStack

 

National Road Monument, Indiana State Capitol, Indianapolis

 

 

 

Links to pages dealing with roads, rivers and railroads

 

The Erie Canal and the Early 19th Century Transportation Revolution

 

 

 The Transcontinental Railroad

 

 

 

Zhang Qian and the Beginnings of the Silk Road

 

 

 

 

The National Road, America's First Major Highway- linking Maryland & Ohio

      • Also known as the Cumberland Road or the Main Street of America
      • Authorized in 1806; begin in 1813, reached Illinois in 1839
      • Workers crushed and hauled stone by hand

 

History of Route 66

      • 2448 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles
      • John Steinbeck in the Grapes of Wrath called it the "mother road"
      • Part of it follows The Trail of Tears

 Listen to and view Nat King Cole perform the song Route 66

 

 

I-90, St. Charles, Minnesota 

The Interstate Highway System

 

 

The Mahican-Mohawk Trail

      • East to West Native American pathway in western Massachusetts/sections also follow Route 2, the Mohawk Trail
      • From the Connecticut River to the Hudson River along the Deerfield River, over the Hoosac Mountains and along the Hoosac River.

 

 

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