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1802

The federal government proposed an all-weather road to connect eastern markets with the Ohio watershed

Other events that happened on or around 1802

1806

Congress authorized construction of the National Road from Cumberland, Maryland to Wheeling

Other events that happened on or around 1806

1811

Road crews started in Maryland on the National Road

Other events that happened on or around 1811

1818

Mail service on the unfinished National Road began to Wheeling

Other events that happened on or around 1818

1821

Workers completed construction on the National Road

Other events that happened on or around 1821

1825

Project management of the National Road was passed to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Other events that happened on or around 1825


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