Would you like to know more about the fascinating history of C & O Canal? ProQuest Historical Newspapers www.proquest.com is a large database containing newspaper images as they originally appeared when published. Proquest’s holdings include the Washington Post, 1877-1990. The Washington Post has many articles, editorials and photographs pertaining to the C & O Canal.
To plan a visit to the C & O Canal National Historical Park, including its six visitor centers located from Georgetown to Cumberland, contact the park headquarters at www.nps.gov/choh for details. If you wish to experience history through a journey back in time—narrated trips on a mule-drawn canal boat travel through historic Georgetown, District of Columbia in April through October. Please contact the Georgetown Visitor Center, 1057 Thomas Jefferson St., N.W., Washington D.C. 20007, phone (202) 653-5190.
Additionally, the following bibliographic citations provide the sources consulted for developing this module.
Bernstein, Peter L. Wedding the Waters, the Erie Canal and the Making of a Great Nation. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2005.
This book tells the story of the Canal System in the United States including the Erie Canal and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. The author puts the importance of the canal system in a historical context.
C & O Canal Association. About the C & O Canal. (7 February 2006).
This website contains the history of the C & O Canal and the C & O Canal Association.
National Park Service. Chesapeake & Ohio Canal.(30 March 2006).
This is a website that contains information on the history of the C & O Canal. The website also details information on visiting the canal. There are six visitor centers.
C & O Canal Association. Papers. Special Collections, Gelman Library, George Washington University, Washington D.C.
This is a collection of personal papers from various members of the C & O Canal Association related to their efforts to preserve the Canal.
Hahn, Thomas. Papers. Special Collections, Gelman Library, George Washington University, Washington D.C.
This collection includes the personal papers of Thomas Hahn and his extensive black & white photographic collection, including negatives, of the C & O Canal.