Theodore Roosevelt International Highway


Borchure for T.R.I. Highway in VermontBefore the highways that crisscross our country had numbers, they had names. The Theodore Roosevelt International Highway was one of them. Established in 1919, it followed what is now U.S. Route 2 in Vermont from Waterford on the Connecticut River to South Hero on the Champlain Islands, passing through St. Johnsbury, Danville, Marshfield, Montpelier, Waterbury, and Burlington as it made its way from Portland, Maine, to Portland, Oregon. This collection includes images and a brochure from this long-forgotten early Vermont auto trail.


  • Leahy Library, Vermont Historical Society

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Vermont's Brochure (Cover Image)
Vermont's T.R.I. Highway organization published a brochure with this stunning cover in 1921. The brochure described the state in glowing terms.

Vermont's Brochure (Full Text)
The brochure described the state in glowing terms and drew interesting connections to Theodore Roosevelt along the way.

Vermont T.R.I. Highway Map
Vermont's 1921 brochure included this map of the route across the state. Although not detailed enough to be used when motoring, it shows the general path of the trail across the state over what would become U.S. Route 2.