FALLEN OFFICER: Honoring Amy Caprio | Road Closures WJZ WEATHER: Flash Flood Watch For Central Maryland | WJZ Radar | Download The WJZ Weather App

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — The city of Cumberland is holding a parade to mark the 200th birthday of the nation’s first federally funded interstate highway.

The National Road Bicentennial parade is set for 1 p.m. Saturday.

The event includes a caravan of antique wagons and vehicles arriving from Vandalia, Ill.

The parade will culminate in the groundbreaking for commemorative marker.

Fireworks will follow in the evening. On Sunday, a time capsule will be sealed.

The National Road ran from Cumberland to Vandalia, Ill. along a route largely followed today by U.S. 40.

It connected in Cumberland to the National Pike, leading to Baltimore.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

Watch & Listen LIVE