US Route 1: Baltimore to Washington, DC

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America's Main Street, US Highway 1, Baltimore Avenue, Washington Boulevard—there are many names for the link between Baltimore City and Washington, DC. Connecting residential communities and commercial crossroads clustered along both sides of this historically important artery of transportation, this road has spanned three centuries of transportation, communication, and community development. From the earliest ships in Elkridge and Bladensburg to modern communities supporting the Washington/Baltimore region, Route 1 has been a vital part of this history.
ISBN: 9781467127523
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Maryland
Series: Images of America
Images: 197
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Aaron Marcavitch has pulled together a rich collection of photographs from the National Archives and Records Administration's Bureau of Public Roads Collection, regional historical societies, and the Library of Congress to tell the story of these milestones of history. As executive director of Maryland Milestones/Anacostia Trails Heritage Area, Inc., he seeks to preserve and promote the unique history of transportation and communication in northern Prince George's County. With history and historic preservation degrees from Middle Tennessee State University and Roger Williams University, he brings multiple years of research, documentation, and preservation of historic roads and roadside places.
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