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'General Zachary Taylor, on his way to Washington to be inaugurated the twelfth President of the United States, found his steamer blocked by ice here. He left his boat and completed his trip over the National Pike.'
'One of the six original toll houses on the Cumberland or National Road is on the hill a mile and a half SW. Built after the road was turned over to the State by the United States in 1835.'
'Site 3 miles north. Built about 1780 by Jacob Miller, Sr. Rendezvous for settlers of the Dutch Fork area. Here, March 31, 1782, Ann Hupp led a heroic defense against attacking Indians.'
'Our first national road; fathered by Albert Gallatin. Begun in 1811 at Cumberland, Md.; completed to Wheeling in 1818. Toll road under State control, 1835-1905. Rebuilt, it is present U.S. Route 40.'
A Pennsylvania highway marker stands between Wheeling, W. Va. and Washington, PA on the US Route 40.  The marker reads: Pennsylvania--founded 1681 by William Penn ans a Quaker Commonwealth, Birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.