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National Road Yard Sale to stretch from Baltimore to St. Louis

May 23, 2008

Along the National Road from Baltimore to St. Louis, more than 824 miles of roadside treasures will be available from Wednesday, May 28 to Sunday, June 1, from dawn to dusk.

The yard sales will be held at locations along the National Road, U.S. 40, in Maryland.

This shopping event is the fifth annual Historic National Road Yard Sale to stretch along The National Road. Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois are again joining forces to provide people with opportunities to display their bargains and treasures.

Individuals who take the route in search of treasures will also have the opportunity to traverse a historic byway, feel the pulse of individual communities and sample regional food, organizers say.

Adele Air, director of the Maryland National Road Association, said participating in the event is easy.

"You can either be one of the many visitors and shoppers, or you can grab your antiques, collectables, clothing, furniture, glassware, fresh garden produce, or toys, put whatever else you have out in your yard, and take advantage of all the passersby," Air said.

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The National Road began in 1806, begins in Baltimore and runs through Frederick, Hagerstown, Hancock and Cumberland.

For more information about the National Road, see: www.byways.org/explore/byways/2273. Also, see: www.mdisfun.org/planningamarylandvisit/heritage/National%20Road/National%20Road%20Home.html.

Information about Washington County can be found at www.marylandmemories.com.

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