Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Missing Milestone

Frederick Pike  west of Mt. Airy
Courtesy of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Library / State Library Resource Center, Baltimore, Maryland

I don't know where it is today, but Milestone 32 M to B (just west of Mt. Airy, Maryland) sat on the National Road until at least 1920, as seen here in this photograph from the State Roads Commission.

Frederick Pike  west of Mt. Airy
The milestone is just behind the second mailbox, in this englargement of the photo.

This particular bit of roadscape remains surprisingly similar today. There is still no signal at the railroad crossing and the landscape remains much the same, but with a few more trees.

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