Web Extra: Van Buren vs. Horse
Clip: Season 2 Episode 1 | 1m 16s | Video has closed captioning.
Road historian Dan Marriott recounts the story of a gaffe for the ages, in which former President Martin Van Buren fell from his horse-drawn carriage in Indiana, delighting supporters of the National Road. During his presidency, Van Buren had opposed appropriations for the highway.
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