Refuge From the Rain at the Fruit Stand

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Robert Conway takes shelter under his produce at a roadside stand west of Scenery Hill, when a summer thunderstorm blows through the area. Farmers were early beneficiaries of the National Road as they found markets beyond nearby towns.<br />
Construction began in Cumberland, MD in 1811 on the National Road, America's first highway built with federal funds. Reaching Wheeling, West Virginia in 1818, it ended more than 600 miles west in Vandalia, Illinois in 1852.
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