The Old Northwestern Turnpike
by Leonora Wood

From the Hampshire Review, Jan. 20, 27 and Feb. 3, 1937


 

There is a link below to a very interesting article done by Leonora Wood in the 1930s describing the sights to see along the Old Northwestern Turnpike now commonly called U. S. Route 50. It was once one of the major east-west arteries in the American road network. Today its importance has been eclipsed by the Interstate Highway system as well as by rail and airplane travel. However, it still retains its charm, history and wonderful scenery. We invite you to read the article and then go out and see the sights it mentions.
Note: the web editor has made some inline notes where some updated information clarifies the article. However, some items are dated.

 

Click here for a pdf version of The Old Northwestern Turnpike