History, Road Trips

The National Road revisited

“I know!” someone at the highway maintenance barn exclaimed. “Let’s get drunk and go stripe some road!”

Crazy striping west of Effingham, IL

This and many other adventures, including an abandoned bridge, 10 miles of abandoned brick highway, and an 1830 stone arch bridge still carrying traffic, in my report on the Indiana and Illinois National Road, Revisited.

Last updated on 27 January 2020 by Jim Grey

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4 thoughts on “The National Road revisited

  1. The video I took should be about 2/3 the way down the Marshall page, not at the state line. The road you drove on was at the “picnic area”.

    Also, if you haven’t been getting any emails, it’s because you’re missing the domain in your address (roadfan?subject=National Road Illinois 2).

  2. Michael, it took ya long enough to get here! Sheesh. I’ll make a point to correct the video and e-mail situation when I next update the site.

  3. I figured it took so long to get up that I’d take a while to visit. ;) Just been rather busy with stuff and the email dropped off the radar.

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