Just Fine the Way They Are

Just Fine the Way They Are

Just Fine the Way They Are: From Dirt Roads to Rail Roads to Interstates
by Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge (Author) and Richard Walz (Illustrator)

Booktalk: See how one road changed over time (as someone at each stage complains that they just don’t want things to change) in this “biography” of the National Road.

Mr. John Slack, the tavern keeper, was not happy. He was not happy at all. The year was 1805, and two highminded senators–one from Ohio and one from Connecticut–were telling the U.S. Congress that the United States needed a National Road so the folks who lived in the East could get to the Ohio River. According to these two two fancy-talking senators, a National Road would cement the Union and “make the crooked roads straight, and the rough ways smooth.”

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