On the Old Baltimore and Harford Turnpike

February 22, 2013 — On a sunny Saturday in February traffic moves smoothly along on the main portion of the Baltimore and Harford Turnpike.  The legislature authorized construction of the Turnpike in 1816 and it had two branches.  One took travelers through “Belle Air” to the Susquehanna at Rock Run. The upper route went to a Susquehanna Bridge at McCall’s Ferry in Pennsylvania.

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The Baltimore and Harford Turnpike on a sunny Saturday in December.

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A part of “The new war map of Virginia, Maryland & Pennsylvania,” 1860. Published by B. B. Russell. Source: Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library.

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