\x34Historically Yours\x34 by Liz Davis is a blog about American historical trivia--anything American since 1492.
March 29, 1806
First federal highway authorized
In an effort to connect the states by land and facilitate trade, President Thomas Jefferson, on March 29, 1806, signed legislation authorizing a road from Cumberland, Maryland, to Wheeling, Virginia (now West Virginia). The Great National Pike, more commonly known as the Cumberland Road, was the first federal highway.