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Route 1 Fun Facts
Fun Fact #13

The road that later became Historic Route 1 started as a trail during the 1600s. Burned trees marked the way, crude bridges crossed ravines, and canoe ferries transported goods and people across wider rivers. Later, the first horse carrier service would be established in New Jersey.

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North Carolina

Historic Route 1 displays North Carolina's ideal combination of natural beauty and man-made wonders. Celebrate one of the world's favorite motorcycles at the Ray Price Legends of Harley Drag Racing Museum. The staff will even teach you how to ride one of these powerful beasts. It's Hog Heaven! Thrill to the high-octane ARCA Racing Series at Rockingham Speedway. Explore the world's longest museum: the Roanoke Canal Museum and Trail. Immerse yourself in state lore at the North Carolina Museum of History — which has exhibits about everything from the state's role in the Civil War to its medical history and engineering feats. See live animals and diverse geology, geography, and flora and fauna at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

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