Mar 29, 2013
Cumberland Road was nation's first federal highway
On March 29, 1806, President Thomas Jefferson, whose father, Peter, had been a surveyor, authorized construction of the first federally funded "highway," the Cumberland Road.
Patch Poll: Should High Schools Focus More on Vocational Education?
College has always been part of the American dream. Laborers didn't want their children to have to do manual labor.
Steve Goddard's History Wire
FOCUS: American History -- The Noir Forties / Forbes Road
The Noir Forties -- The American People from Victory to Cold War by Richard Lingeman, Nation Books '12, $29.99, 420 pages, ASIN #1568584369. Index, notes, no bibliography, b&w images sprinkled through text.
Fire chief suffers heart attack while fighting house fireThe Forbes...
The Forbes Road fire chief is recovering after suffering a heart attack in the middle of battling a house fire.