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Talk:East Road

Great East Road: unless the name appears in The History of Middle-earth it doesn't appear anywhere. In The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales, or in The Hobbit it doesn't appear; in The Lord of the Rings there is only one mention of "the great East Road" where the G in the word "great" is not capitalized, thus not part of the name: "Northward, where they looked most hopefully, they could see nothing that might be the line of the great East Road, for which they were making." (The Fellowship of the Ring, ch. 6 "The Old Forest"). --Tik 14:59, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

I checked The History of Middle-earth and it isn't there either, prefers "East Road" as the primary reference. I have changed all appropriate references throughout this wiki to "East Road"; I think "Great East Road" is fanon. --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 18:49, 15 December 2018 (UTC)