National Road yard sale stretching from St. Louis to Baltimore offers roadside attractions, treasures

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A historic by-way which stretches along 824 miles of road from St. Louis to Baltimore known as the National Road gives communities the chance to host events and festivals.

The All-American road event will run from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 29-June 2.

The National Road also known as Route 40, offers an assortment of unique roadside attractions and finds including collectibles, furniture, Amish goods, antiques and more.

The historic route was built between 1811 and 1834 as part of an effort to reach western settlements.

According to the Indiana National Road Association, the by-way was the first federally funded interstate highway in U.S. history.

Its importance lies in opening the nation to the west and becoming an important corridor for the movement of people and goods.

For approximately 200 years of American history, travelers experienced classic inns, diners, motels and tollhouses and more.

“The goal of the sale is to have each community participate to make the sale one long festival along the route. This is a way for each one to showcase what makes them unique in the old pike towns, and past sales have drawn in thousands of people to the areas. It is a great way for local residents to make extra money,” said Donna Tauber, Past President of the Indiana National Road Association.

Organizers hope the event encourages people to visit the National Road while discovering historic sites, one-of-a-kind finds and restaurants.

For maps and additional information visit the event’s Facebook page.

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