History & Culture
Completed in 1997, Three Important Themes and Sub-Themes in the History and Ecology of the Potomac River Basin, a "white paper" by Philip W. Ogilvie, Ph.D., author of Along the Potomac and other works, has served as a foundation for interpretive planning in the Trail corridor and for establishing thematic connections between and among Trail segments. Click on the citation to download a copy (2.2MG): Philip W Ogilvie, Ph.D., 1997, Three Important Themes and Sub-Themes in the History and Ecology of the Potomac River Basin.
Inspired and Shaped by Hundreds of Generations: Conservation, Landscape and the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail is a Powerpoint presentation developed for a 2012 conference in the State of Maryland (~ 4 MG).
Did You Know?
Aqueducts are water filled bridges. Of the 11 aqueducts built along the canal, the Monocacy Aqueduct is the longest at 516 feet, its seven arches constructed mainly of stone quarried from nearby Sugarloaf Mountain.