America’s First Highway | The National Road, National Geographic: Fourth Generation on Family Farm

Brothers load a wagon with rocks to help clear a farm field. This family’s ancestors headed west in a covered wagon on the National Road and were passing through Centerville, Indiana when a wheel broke. It took three weeks for the materials to arrive to make repairs, and while they waited they looked around Centerville and decided it wasn’t such a bad place to stop. Four generations later, the family is farming the same land.