The Chesapeake And Ohio Canal

Price: $4.95

Stock #: 107251
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
City: Scenic
State: Maryland (MD)
Publisher: Kelley's Studio
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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This view was made a few miles west of Williamsport, Md. Geo. Washington inspired the beginning of the Canal near the end of the 1700's along the Va. Shore of the Potomac River. This was soon abandoned and in 1828 a new company began on the Md. Side of the river. It too 22 years to finish in 1850. The 184-1/2 mile canal cost 2 million dollars. 74 lift locks raised the canal from Great Falls to Cumberland, Md. in the Allegheny Mts. By the time it was completed it was already out dated but operated until 1924. Today it is used by the public as a hiking-camping and horseback riding trail under the direction of the National Park Service.

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