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Historic National Road to mark bicentennial in Wheeling


The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register

The first travelers on the National Road might have had a similar view of Seventh and Main streets when the road was completed into Wheeling on Aug. 1, 1818. A small re-enactment ceremony is planned at that location at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
(The Intelligencer photo by Scott McCloskey)

WHEELING, W.Va. — A special celebration is planned Wednesday in North Wheeling to mark the 200th anniversary of the National Road’s arrival in the city.

The Victorian Old Town Association is organizing the free festivities. The public event starts at 6 p.m. and will finish by 7:30 p.m.

Chuck Wood, a VOTA member, said the association will hold a small re-enactment ceremony at Seventh and Main streets, where the road came down the steep hill and entered the city on Aug. 1, 1818.

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