Crisscrossing the nation is a network of highways and roads, trails and byways. Many of these thoroughfares grew out of old Native American paths, while others are the gradual transformation of the routes American settlers and pioneers used as they set out to conquer a continent. Over the years these roads have generated their own unique collection of folktales and urban legends. These stories offer insight into the history of a community, and the psychology of a nation built by the roads that connect its distant and diverse towns and cities. Today, by visiting these roads less traveled, we seek a connection with our past, and to learn for ourselves if the stories told late at night are true, or merely the creations of active imaginations.