"Thus will scientific power conquer space."For several decades in the early 1800s, thousands of Conestoga Wagons, "ships of inland commerce," ruled the National Road. With their sloping bodies, wheels taller than a man and six-horse teamsskillfully maneuvered with a single "jerk line," they could carry up to eight tons of freight. The railroad, a Baltimore-borne transportation revolution, soon put them out of business, along with the taverns, livery stables, wheelwrights, and blacksmiths that servedthem.
|Series||This marker is part of the The Historic National Road series|
|Placed By||America's Byways|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 8:48pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 359262 N 4349702|
|Decimal Degrees||39.28526667, -76.63183333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 17.116', W 76° 37.91'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 17' 6.96" N, 76° 37' 54.60" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||410, 301|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 201-293 S Poppleton St, Baltimore MD 21230, US|
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