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Silk Road

The Silk Road was a group of ancient trade routes that connected China and Europe. The Silk Road was used primarily from the 100′s B.C. to the A.D. 1500′s.The routes stretched across about 5,000 miles (8,050 kilometers) of mountains and deserts between eastern China and the Mediterranean Sea.... Read More

Santa Fe Trail

The Santa Fe <<SAN tuh FAY>> Trail was a long path from Missouri to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Many traders and travelers used the trail before railroads were built across the United States. The trail was about 780 miles (1,260 kilometers) long.... Read More

Route 66

Route 66 is perhaps the most famous highway in the United States. It was officially named U.S. Highway 66 in 1926. It extended nearly 2,500 miles (4,000 kilometers) between Chicago and Los Angeles. Route 66 was one of the first paved highways. It crossed parts of Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.... Read More

Pan American Highway

The Pan American Highway is a system of highways that links North and South America. It extends from the United States-Mexico border to southern Chile. It also connects the east and west coasts of South America. In addition, it links the capitals of 17 Latin American countries.... Read More

Kokoda Trail

The Kokoda Trail is a mountain footpath in Papua New Guinea. It runs from the town of Kokoda to the Sogeri Plateau, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) east of Port Moresby. Port Moresby is the capital of Papua New Guinea. The Kokoda Trail was the scene of heavy fighting between Japanese and Allied forces during World War II (1939-1945).... Read More

Chisholm Trail

The Chisholm Trail was a famous cattle transport route. Texas cowboys used the trail in driving cattle herds north to the railroads in Kansas. In 1866, a trader named Jesse Chisholm drove a wagon from Texas to his trading post in Kansas. A year later, cattle drivers followed Chisholm’s wagon tracks to Abilene, Kansas. The cowboys named the trail after him.... Read More

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is a footpath in the United States. It extends from Maine to Georgia. It is about 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometers) long.The trail gets its name from the Appalachian Mountains. It passes through 14 states, 2 national parks, and 8 national forests. Volunteers constructed the trail in the 1920′s and 1930′s. The trail became a part of the National Park System in 1968.... Read More

Alaska Highway

The Alaska Highway is the only highway that connects Alaska with the roads of the other U.S. states and Canada. The road runs between Dawson Creek in British Columbia and Delta Junction in Alaska. It stretches for 1,397 miles (2,248 kilometers). Connecting highways go north to Fairbanks and south to Anchorage.... Read More