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Over the past few summers I have tackled the National Road, the Oregon Trail, and I've motorcycled to the Arctic Circle (Yukon) and Alaska. In the summer of 2013 I tackled Illinois Route 1. Starting on the south side of Chicago, Illinois 1 is the longest state highway, meandering south until it ends in Cave In Rock, Illinois, on the banks of the Ohio River. Once again, I operated with the assistance of Verizon Wireless, using an Apple iPhone and Nokia Lumia 928 to make all photographs.

Déjà vu all over again

Posted: June 6th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: General posts | No Comments »

Today I retreated out of Maryland, across Pennsylvania, through West Virginia and back into the eastern edge of Ohio. Before I left, I walked around Cumberland, Maryland stopping to visit the amazing churches (many that were part of the underground railroad).  I  stopped at Fort Necessity — the only place George Washington would ever surrender in battle.  I also stopped at Washington & Jefferson College. It seems fitting that the two biggest advocates of the National Road would have a college on the National Road named after them.  It was a full day.  (see photos below)

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