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NOAA Photo Library Image - amer0143

A scene in Southern Illinois on the National Road, also known as "The Road That Built the Nation." Thomas Jefferson signed the legislation authorizing construction of the original road in 1806 stretching from Cumberland, Maryland to Vandalia, Illinois, later extended to St. Louis.

Image ID: amer0143, NOAA's Small World Collection
Location: Illinois, Vandalia area
Photo Date: 2011 May 21
Photographer: Dr. David Goodrich, NOAA (ret.)

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