News & Press Releases

Maryland National Road Launches New Website

January 10, 2013

New Website Promotes the Maryland Historic National Road www.marylandnationalroad.org For Immediate Release WEST FRIENDSHIP (December 28, 2012) – The Maryland National Road Association is pleased to launch a new website that promotes the Maryland Historic National Road. The site is formatted in both desktop and mobile formats. Educators, historians and byway travelers will be fascinated […]

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Casselman River Bridge 200th birthday

December 28, 2012

Planning has begun for a weekend celebrating the 200th birthday of the Casselman River Bridge in Grantsville, MD.  Located along the original route of the National Road, the Casselman Bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a technological wonder of its time; it was the largest single-span bridge in America with […]

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History and Preservation of Properties in Middletown

November 1, 2012

The Main Street Middletown Design Committee has been working on a booklet that discusses the rich architectural history of Middletown as well as provides information on best maintenance practices for historic buildings.  The booklet presents a brief history of Middletown and examples of the various architectural styles that are found in Middletown.  There is also […]

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Funding for National Scenic Byway Program Frozen in New Bill

October 31, 2012

On July 6, 2012 President Obama signed the new transportation bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), which will sustain the Highway Trust Fund and provide States and communities with two years of steady funding to build needed roads, bridges, and transit systems. Although the National Scenic Byway Program was NOT eliminated, […]

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