Part 1: The Quest for a National Road - The National Old Trails Road - General Highway History - Highway History. Federal Highway Administration.
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Part 1: The Quest for a National Road. Section 4 of 7. Buffalo Bill. William F. Miss Gentry announced that Buffalo Bill had donated a stagecoach to the Old Trails Road Committee of the D. A. R. According to an account by Miss Gentry in the February 1.
Better Roads, the gift came about by accident: Col. Cody was visiting his old friend, Col. Dyer, whose southern mansion down on the Independence road is locally famous. Dyer's niece, Miss Green, invited a number of guests to meet Col. Cody. We sat on the wide gallery under the August moon and listened to Col.
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Cody tell thrilling tales of his life on the plains. Cody is a raconteur of brilliant ability and we sat fascinated for hours. His last story was of the first exhibition of his Wild West Show in London, when the Prince of Wales (afterwards King Edward) and four European monarchs, then on a visit to the court of St. James, commanded a ride in the Deadwood Coach, with Col.
Cody with the same nonchalance that made him famous as Government scout, and pony express rider and plainsman, drawled back, . Cody rested on his laurels and would not drive for any one under royalty. Passage was booked up for every night of the show's long run, but the regular stage- driver sat on the box. Col. Cody finished his tale by inviting Miss Green and me to ride in the Deadwood Coach at the following afternoon performance. We laughingly accepted with the provision that he present the coach to the D.
A. R. Old Trails Road Committee. Col. Cody took the banter seriously and said he would present the committee with a Deadwood coach, but the Deadwood coach was promised to the Smithsonian Institute. Through the courtesy of the Burlington Railroad and the interest of its officers in the Oregon Trail, which is part of the Old Trails Road, the coach was transported from Cody, Wyoming, to Kansas City, where it is on public exhibition at the Swope Park Zoo. Cody wrote to Miss Gentry on October 2. I think the one you have was built by the Abbott Downing Company at Concord, New Hampshire, in 1. Horn to California and was used on the California stage lines; finally worked its way East on the Ben Holliday overland stage line to Old Fort Laramie; then used by Cheyenne and Deadwood Black Hills line. He added, . Soon, tourists will be able to .
By then, the National Old Trails Road Ocean- to- Ocean Highway Association had settled, tentatively, on its route in the Southwest. The association, based in 2. Midland Building in Kansas City, published the speech as a brochure in support of the construction and maintenance of the highway by the Federal Government. At the time, the National Old Trails Road included six historic trails. The first was Braddock's Road in Maryland. In 1. 75. 5, during the French and Indian War, Major General Edward Braddock led British and Colonial troops, including Colonel George Washington, from Alexandria, Virginia, to take Fort Duquesne (at the future site of Pittsburgh) from the French .
Leaving Alexandria, Braddock's army marched to Rock Creek in what is now Washington, D. C., then north on the established Georgetown- Frederick Road. Leaving Frederick, the army marched to Boonsboro. This portion of the route was incorporated into the National Old Trails Road Ocean- to- Ocean Highway.
West of Boonsboro, however, Braddock's march dipped to the south, going through what was then Virginia before turning north to Cumberland, Maryland. From Cumberland, Braddock and his troops partly followed a path that had been blazed in 1. Colonel Thomas Cresap and Christopher Gist, with the help of a Delaware Indian named Nemacolin, on behalf of the Ohio Company. Washington had widened the path to 6 feet in 1. Fort Necessity, about 1.
Pennsylvania line. Braddock, Washington, and their troops widened the path partway to Fort Duquesne. Before reaching their goal, however, they were defeated in a surprise attack and Braddock killed. The National Old Trails Road Ocean- to- Ocean Highway roughly followed Washington's and Braddock's route west of Cumberland. From Cumberland to St. Louis, the National Old Trails Road Ocean- to- Ocean Highway followed t he Cumberland Road (also called the National Road), the country's first great national road.
After the Revolutionary War, Washington saw the need for such a road to link the States along the East Coast and the territories west of the Allegheny Mountains. He feared that without better transportation, the western territories would be drawn to the English in the north or Spanish interests in the south. President Thomas Jefferson signed the legislation authorizing the National Road on March 2.
Potomac and Ohio Rivers. It went from Cumberland, Maryland (the head of navigation on the Potomac River in those days) to the Ohio River at Wheeling. The National Road to Wheeling, built of crushed stone and completed in 1. East Coast communities and the pioneer communities in the territories. In 1. 82. 0, funds were approved to extend the road to a point on the Mississippi River between St. Louis and the mouth of the Illinois River.
The western terminus was changed to Jefferson City, Missouri, in 1. By 1. 83. 3, the National Road was completed as far as Columbus, Ohio, and it would reach Springfield, Ohio, but beyond that point, the road was simply laid out to Vandalia (then the capital of Illinois). A dispute over location west of Vandalia was not resolved before the coming of the railroad rendered the road obsolete. The Federal Government began turning the National Road over to the States. West of the Ohio River, the States operated the old road as a turnpike, known as the National Pike. The third historic segment was Boon's Lick Road in Missouri. In 1. 80. 6, two of Daniel Boone's sons, Nathaniel and Daniel, traveled from St.
Louis to salt springs on the Missouri River, a distance of about 1. They established a successful business transporting salt to St.
The road they traveled on, extended to what is now known as Old Franklin, was called Boon's Lick Trail (without the . Although it was more a trace than a highway, it proved to be the trail of migration across the State. The Santa Fe Trail from Missouri to Santa Fe was the fourth historic segment.
The Santa Fe Trail was established in 1. Mexico gained its independence from Spain. Until then, Spain had banned foreign trade.
In September, William Becknell left Old Franklin for Santa Fe with a pack train of trade goods. His trip to Santa Fe was so successful, that it inspired hundreds of other traders to follow his path. He also established the Cimarron Cut- Off. The brochure listed the fifth historic segment, Doniphan's Road from Santa Fe to Rincon, New Mexico, as a . During the Mexican War in 1. Colonel Alexander W. Doniphan led an army of Missouri Mounted Volunteers south along El Camino Real to Chihuahua, where he defeated his Mexican opponents.
El Camino Real was part of a network of roads built by the Spanish to connect Mexico City with Spanish territory in what became the United States. The branch from Mexico City to Santa Fe (founded 1. Century. It was the first of the three branches, the other two ending in St.
Augustine, Florida, and Sonoma, California. The central branch, roughly followed today by U. S. 2. 5/1- 2. 5, is sometimes called . As noted earlier, Kearny turned west with Lt. Kit Carson at Socorro. Judge Lowe, in his speech, explained: Other roads ought to be built.
All National highways, by the General Government, but we have selected, and are concentrating our efforts on this as being entitled to first consideration. The brochure also reprinted Judge Lowe's letter to Chairman Bourne of the Joint Congressional Committee on Federal Aid in the Construction of Post Roads. Judge Lowe's view of Federal- aid was clear: There is much confusion of thought on the road question. It ought to find no place in road literature.
No such phrase occurs in the Act establishing the National or Cumberland Road. No such expression anywhere occurs in the history of that highway. The Government did not . It was declared to be a National Highway and was built and maintained by the Government exclusively. It was as much under the supervision and control of the Government as if it had been a navigable river . The States and counties could then build a system of lateral or local roads intersecting the national roads: This system if adopted, will not require the levying of a single dollar of additional National taxation, will build at least one transcontinental highway annually, will add millions of dollars to property values, and thus increase enormously the Federal revenues, and add to the sum of human welfare and well being beyond any other single activity of government endeavor.
No purpose to which the revenues can be applied will accomplish so much- will do so much good to so many people- will in a few years' time, place this country, in material prosperity, far above any country in the old world. And when this is done we will only marvel at our long delay, and wonder why we postponed the accomplishment of the greatest purpose ever conceived when it was the easiest and most obvious thing to do. Southwest Rival. While the Ocean- to- Ocean Highway Association promoted its route as the Southwest link in the expected national transcontinental highway, residents along a rival for the southwest connection began to promote their own claim.
The route was to the north along the tracks of the Santa Fe Railroad from Kingman, Arizona, via Needles, Barstow, and Victorville, California, to Los Angeles. An article in The Needles Eye of June 2.
California. From Needles to Barstow, the road was partially macadamized. Signs along the route helped motorists find the road. A new road had been built from Barstow to Victorville. A skilled motorist with .