Sign describes legacy of National Road


Driving into the past: The new sign, at the corner of State and Main streets, in front of city hall, describes the history of one of the first national highways. Fifteen of the signs are going up along U.S. 40 in Indiana. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)

GREENFIELD — A sign marking the significance of U.S. 40 to the nation’s history went up in downtown Greenfield Tuesday.

The Indiana National Road Association is installing 15 interpretive panels along the roughly 150 miles of U.S. 40 in Indiana, from Richmond to Terre Haute. Greenfield’s Main Street was chosen as one of the sites, and the sign went up next to city hall.

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