Thursday, January 13, 2011
On January 8, 1971, President Nixon signed into law the creation of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, with a purpose of preserving the unique canal heritage area for present and future generations to enjoy.
A press release from the C&O Canal Trust thanks the public for their support and enthusiasm in keeping the park alive, stating: “The C&O Canal Trust is working to perpetuate the vision and efforts of the canal's ...
Saturday, January 8, 2011
by Candy Thomas, Baltimore Sun
Baltimore, Md. — It's hard to imagine a two-lane layer of asphalt smothering the ribbon of dirt that is the C&O Canal towpath.
It's even harder to imagine a present-day Supreme Court justice using the power of shoe leather over the bully pulpit of the bench to cow journalists and editorial writers into making a 180-degree course change.
But because William O. Douglas did just that more than a half-century ago, we can wish a happy 40th ...
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD) have introduced legislation to ensure the continued involvement of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Park Historical Park Advisory Commission in decisions that affect the C&O Canal National Historical Park. The C&O Canal National Historical Park is managed by the National Park Service (NPS), but the Advisory Commission was established 40 years ago to provide a vital link between the surrounding communities ...Read more