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Old Michigan Road and Old National Road in Indiana Old Michigan Road and Old National Road in Indiana

Resources from the General Collection


625.7 L913N
Lowe, Joseph M. National Old Trails Road: The great historic highway of America. Kansas City : J.M. Lowe, 1925.

625.7  S849u
Stewart, George R. U.S. 40: Cross section of the United States of America. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1953.

HE 356.C8 N378 1996
Raitz, Karl B. ed. The National Road. Johns Hopkins University Press : Baltimore. 1996.

HE356.C8 S34
Schneider, Norris F. The National Road Main Street of America.  Ohio Historical Society : Columbus, 1975.

HE356.C8 W7
The National Road in Song and Story. WPA : Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society. 1940

Resources from the Indiana Collection

IND 353 I385a V. 5
Riker and Thornbrough, Eds. Messages and papers relating to the administration of Noah Noble, Governor of Indiana, 1831-1837.   Indiana Historical Collections Vol 38.

IND 388 G824t
Greiff, Glory-June. Transportation Development in Eighteen Counties of Eastern and Central Indiana: 1670-1890. Department of History, IUPUI. 1990.

IND 388 G824tr
Greiff, Glory-June. Transportation Development in Eighteen Counties of Eastern and Central Indiana: 1890-1940. Department of History, IUPUI. 1990.

IND 388.1 G946N
Raitz, Karl B., Ed.  A Guide to the National Road. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c1996

IND 388.1 R593h
Ripple, David Alan. Interstate Highway System in Indiana. Purdue University Thesis, 1973. Ann Arbor, Mich. : Xerox University Microfilms, 1974.

IND 388.1 S339U
Schlereth, Thomas J. Reading the Road: U.S. 40 and the American Landscape. University of Tennessee Press : Knoxville. 1997.

IND 388.1 S339u
Schlereth, Thomas J. U.S. 40: A Roadscape of the American Experience. Indiana Historical Society : Indianapolis. 1985.

IND 388.4 M624r
Michigan Road corridor plan. Division of Planning, Department of Metropolitan Development, Indianapolis, Indiana. 1998.

IP 625.7 no. 91
U.S. War Department. ... Report on the condition of the Cumberland road in Illinois and Indiana. Washington : Gales & Seaton, print., 1835.

IP 625.7 no. 92
Indiana Legislature. Resolutions ... to obtain further appropriations for the Cumberland road. Legislature. Washington : Gales & Seaton, print., 1836.

IP 625.7 no. 126
“Then and Now: The National Road and its people”. 1977?

IND 625.7 B887n
Bruce, Robert.  The National Road: Most Historic Thoroughfare in the U.S.

IND 625.7 B973N
Olive, Burt. The National Road: How America’s Vision of a Transcontinental Highway Grew through Three Centuries to Become a Reality.

IND 625.7 J82N
Jordan, Philip Dillon.  The National Road. Gloucester, Mass. : Peter Smith, 1966.

IND 625.7 M624c
Reports - Michigan road (Ind.), Commissioner of. Library has: 1833; 1836; 1837.

IND 625.7 M7873
Montgomery, Ethel. The Building of the Michigan Road. M.A. Thesis Purdue University, 1902

IND 625.7 R472S
Speech of Mr. Rhett, upon the Cumberland Road bill.

IND 625.7 S438O 1990
Searight, Thomas. The old pike: a history of the National Road, with incidents, accidents, and anecdotes thereon.  Bowie, Md. : Heritage Books, 1990, c189

IND 625.7 S849U
Stewart, George Rippey. U.S. 40: Cross Section of the United States. Houghton Mifflin : Boston, 1953.

IND* 625.7 U58 FN
U.S.--Commissioners appointed to lay out a road from Cumberland, Maryland to the state of Ohio. Fields notes for the Cumberland road in Indiana . Washington, D. C., 1827.

IND 625.7 Y73
Young, Jeremiah Simeon.  A Political and Constitutional Study of the Cumberland Road. Chicago : The University of Chicago press, 1904.

IND Q 912.772 I385m
Michigan Roads Lands. Indiana State Board of Accounts, 1914

IF* 912.772 I385mi (1914)
Michigan Road Lands Report (Index and Maps) [currently lying back in reference cubicle area]
Zimmer, Donald Thomas. Madison, Indiana, 1811-1860: A Study in the Process of City Building. Indiana University, PH.D., 1974 (film IND 977.201 J45mi 1975)

IND 917 A939N
Automobile Club of Southern California. National Old Trails Roads from New York to Los Angeles.

IND 917.3 B627 PI
Black, Harry G. Pictorial America: The National Road.

IND 917.3 V149U
U.S. 40 Today: Thirty years of landscape change in America

IND 917.72 S551o
Sherwood, William N. Old Roads: The cyclist’s guide to rural Indiana. Sherwood Press : New Palestine, IN, 1992.

IND 917.72 W748 E
Wilson, George R. Early Indiana Trails and Surveys. Indianapolis : C.E. Pauley & Co., 1919. 

IND 923 F612fd
Thornbrough, Gayle Ed. Diary of Calvin Fletcher.  Vol 1 1817-1838.  Indiana Historical Society : Indianapolis. 1972.

IND 977 B765
Barr, Daniel P. Ed., The Boundaries Between Us: Natives and newcomers along the frontiers of the old Northwest Territory, 1750-1850.  Kent State University Press : Kent, OH. 2000

IND 977.2 B477W 1958
Benton, Elbert Jay. Wabash Trade Route in the Development of the Old Northwest. Johns Hopkins Press : Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science, Series XXI, no.1-2, Jan-Feb 1903.

IND 977.2 B627hi 
Black, Harry G. Highways and Byways of Indiana: Journey Into Yesteryear. HMB Publications : Hammond, IN. 1988

IND 977.2 C287in
Carmony, Donald F. Indiana 1816-1850: The pioneer era. Indiana Historical Bureau & Indiana Historical Society. 1998.

IR 977.2 I385i V. 5 
Esarey, Logan. “Internal Improvements in Early Indiana”. Indiana Historical Society Publications, Volume 5, Number 2. (1912)

IR 977.2 I385i v. 7
Burns, Lee. “The National Road in Indiana”.  Indiana Historical Society Publications Vol 7 No. 4 (1919).

IR 977.2 I385i v. 14
McKee, Irving. “The Trail of Death: Letters of Benjamin Marie Petit”. Indiana Historical Society Publications Vol. 14 no. 1 (1941).

IR 977.2 I385q vol. 39
Prather, Geneal. “Struggle for the Michigan Road”. Indiana Magazine of History. Volume 39, no. 1, March 1943. pages1-25.

IR 977.2 I385q vol. 40 
Prather, Geneal. “The Construction of the Michigan Road, 1830-1840”. Indiana Magazine of History. September 1944, pgs 243-79.

977.2 W855I
Wolfe, Nancy. Indiana’s Main Street: Hoosiers on the National Road. Indiana Historical Society : Historic Landmarks foundation: Indianapolis. 2003.

IpQ 977.201 D291 no. 1
Lambert, P.T. First trails or roads through Decatur County, Indiana.

IR 977.2 I385q vol. 46 
Leon M. Gordon II. "Effects of the Michigan Road on Northern Indiana, 1830-1860". Indiana Magazine of History, 46, 4 (1950): 377-402.

Resources from the Manuscripts Collection

MSS S3007
Resolutions concerning the National Road, 1842-1844 - Includes resolutions from the General Assembly to complete and repair the National Road in Indiana.

MSS S394
Plans of Jesse B. Durham in legislature given in letter from Indianapolis, 12-16-1831

MSS L110
Letter by Curtis G. Hussey regarding legislation on location of Michigan Road, 1-16-1830

MSS S2131
Patent for land issued by the state for Michigan Road lands, signed by N. Noble, 3-7-1836

MSS L20
The Central Plank Road Co. of Indiana, by James A. Hamilton, giving history of section of National Road which was planked through Hancock, Marion, Hendricks, and Putnam counties in 1850

MSS L183
James McAvoy thanks J.A. Wright for his help in securing McAvoy’s claims against the government for work on the Cumberland Road, 5-15-1844

MSS L123
Mentions Parker;s articles on the National Road n letters from John J. Piatt to B.S. Parker; description, construction, and condition of travel on, and life around the National Road, 1848

MSS 1807
Vouchers for work done on Cumberland Road, 8-31-1838 and 9-20-1838

MSS S3007
Includes resolution from the General Assembly to complete and repair the National Road in Indiana, 1841-1844

Resources from the Federal Documents Collection

I 29.58/3:R53
U.S. Department of the Interior. National Park Service. Special Resource Study: The National Road. Washington : GPO. July 1994.

p.d. E9h
U.S. Treasury Department. Message transmitting a detailed statement of the expenditures for the construction and repair of the Cumberland Road. Senate Documents vol. 2 no. 14. 19th congress, end session, 1827.

p.d. 328 E9k
U.S Engineer Department. Road through Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. Letter from the Secretary of war transmitting a report of the chief engineer in relation to the road through Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. House Document Vol. 2, no. 18. 19th Congress, 2nd session.

p.d. 328 Fb
U.S. Congress. Commissioners appointed to lay out a road from Cumberland, Maryland to the state of Ohio.  Report of the secretary of war, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, of the 8th instant, transmitting a report of the commissioner for locating the continuation of the Cumberland Road, under act of March 3, 1825. Senate Documents Vol. 3 no. 99. 20th Congress, 1st Session.  Washington, Duff Green, 1828.

p.d. 328 Fb
U.S. Congress. Senate.  Memorial expressive of the advantages resulting from the Cumberland Road and the desire for its completion. Senate Documents vol. 4 no. 111.  20th Congress, 1st session, 1827.

p.d. 328 Fe
U.S. Congress. Commissioners appointed to lay out a road from Cumberland, Maryland to the state of Ohio. Letter from the secretary of war transmitting a report of commissioners, appointed to locate the National Road under the act of March 3, 1825. House Document vol. 4, no. 149.  20th Congress, 1st session. Washington, Gales and Seaton, 1828.

p.d. 328 F1d
U.S. Congress. House. Memorial in relation to the Cumberland Road in the state of Indiana. House Reports vol. 1 no. 174. 21st Congress, 1st session, 1830.

p.d. 328 F1h
U.S. War Department. Reports from superintendent of Cumberland Road 1829 and 1830. Senate Document Vol. 1, No. 17. 21st Congress, 2nd Session. 1830

p.d. 328 F2h
U.S. War Department. Report relative to progress made in the construction and repair of the Cumberland Road. Senate Document Vol. 1, No. 31. 22nd Congress, 2nd Session, 1833.

p.d. 328 F3b
U.S. War Department.  Report of agent appointed to inspect the Cumberland Road in Indiana. Senate Document Vol. 2, No. 45. 23rd Congress, 1st Session. 1834

p.d. 328 F4b
U.S. War Department. Report relative to the construction of a bridge over the Wabash River at the crossing of the Cumberland Road. Senate Document Vol. 1, No. 10. 24th Congress, 1st Session, 1835.

p.d. 328 F4b
U.S. War Department. Report on the condition of the Cumberland Road in Illinois and Indiana. Senate Documents Vol. 2, No. 19. 24th Congress, 1st session, 1835.

p.d. 328 F4b
U.S. Congress. Senate. Resolutions to obtain further appropriations for the Cumberland Road in that state [Indiana]. Senate Documents Vol. 2 no. 125. 24th Congress, 1st session. 1836.

p.d. 328 F4d
U.S. Congress. House. Committee on Roads and Canals. Report of Committee: Change Cumberland Road  (to accompany bill H.R. no 370). 24th Congress, 1st session. House Reports vol. 2 no. 367. Washington, 1836.

p.d. 328 F4d
U.S. Congress. House. Committee on Roads and Canals. Cumberland Road- Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois [to accompany Senate bill 94] report of committee. House Reports vol. 3 no. 671. Washington, 1836.

p.d. 328 F4h
U.S. Congress. Senate. Memorial praying the early completion of the Cumberland road within the states of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. Senate Documents vol. 2, no.119. 24th Congress, 2nd session, 1837.

p.d. 328 F5j
U.S. Congress. House. Committee on Roads and Canals. Cumberland Road – Indianapolis and vicinity, report of committee on memorial of citizens of Indianapolis and Vicinity. House Reports vol. 4 no. 1063. Washington, 1837.

p.d. 328 F5h
U.S. Congress. Senate. Memorial praying the speedy completion of the Cumberland road within that state [Indiana].  Senate Documents vol. 3 no. 180. 25th Congress, 2nd Session, 1838.

p.d. 328 F6b
U.S. Congress. Senate. Memorial praying an appropriation for the completion of the Cumberland road within that state [Indiana]. Senate Documents vol. 6 no. 310. 26th Congress, 1st session, 1840.

p.d. 328 F6h
U.S. Congress. Senate. Resolutions in relation to the completion of the Cumberland Road. Senate Documents, vol. 4, no. 197. 26th congress, 2nd session, 1841.

p.d. 328 F7h
U.S. Congress. Senate. Memorial praying an appropriation for the completion of the national road in the state [Indiana]. Senate Documents vol. 2 no. 32. 27th Congress, 2nd session, 1842.

p.d. 328 F9d
U.S. Congress. House. Committee on Roads and Canals. Cumberland Road, report of the committee to accompany bill H.R. 205.  House Reports vol 2, no. 211. 29th Congress, 1st session. Washington, 1846.

p.d. 328 Gc
U.S. Congress. Senate. Resolution relative to the national road. Senate Miscellaneous Documents, vol. 1, no. 111. 30th Congress, 1st session, 1848.

p.d. 328 Gd
U.S. Congress. House. Committee on Roads and Canals. Cumberland road, report of the committee and itemized estimates of cost of completion in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri.  House Reports vol. 1, no. 99. 30th Congress, 1st Session. Washington, 1848.

p.d. 625 Un58r no. 17
U.S. Department of Agriculture. Office of Road Inquiry. Stone, Richmond. Historical sketch of national road building in the United States. Bulletin 17 pgs 7-15. Washington, 1895.

Links

DAR Madonna of the Trail online exhibit:  http://www.dar.org/natsociety/content.cfm?ID=323&hd=n

Historic Michigan Road byway effort: http://www.historicmichiganroad.org/

Historic Landmarks, Huddleston House: http://www.historiclandmarks.org/HistoricSitesToursEvents/HuddlestonHouse/Pages/default.aspx

LaPorte County Historical Society: http://www.laportecountyhistory.org/

National Road photo pool on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/national_road/pool/

New Augusta Historic District, National Parks Service: http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/travel/Indianapolis/newaugusta.htm

Wayne County Historical Museum: http://waynecountyhistoricalmuseum.org/

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