Re-Release of the C and O Canal Handbook

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C and O Canal Handbook

Steve Dean

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News Release Date: June 30, 2015

Contact: Danny Filer, 301-491-2465

Hagerstown, MD. –The revised Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Official National Park Handbookhas been re-released by the C&O Canal Association and is available for sale in C&O Canal National Historical Park Visitor Centers oron-line at and at

This modern update of the popular 1991 handbook is 20 pages longer than the original. It was developed through a partnership between the C&O Canal Association(Association) and the C&O Canal National Historical Park. It retains all of the informative illustrations and historical photographs that the original was known for, with many updates and additions, including:

·Revised text to reflect recent research and findings about the canal's history

·Features reflecting the improvements and additions to the park's recreational and interpretive opportunities

·Revised photographs that show present day views of the canal's features

·Updated maps that reflect revisions to the park, nearby trails, and access routes

·An updated printed resource listing

·A new list of Internet resource web addresses

The project to develop the revised handbook was conducted on a volunteer basis and the Association funded book printing. Association members Steve Dean, Karen Gray, and Dward Moore supported the project.

To celebrate the re-printing of this popular and useful Handbook, the park is holding several book launch events with contributors Steve Dean and Karen Gray.These events will be held at:

·Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center, July 25, 10 AM –12 PM

·Cumberland Visitor Center, August 22, 10 AM –12 PM

·Williamsport Visitor Center, August 29, 10 AM –12 PM

For more information on the Handbook, or information about these events, please contact Danny Filer by email at e-mail us.


ABOUT THE C&O Canal Association: The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Association was founded in 1954 and led the campaign that resulted in the creation of the C&O Canal National Historical Park. Today, it remains an independent, all-volunteer organization of citizens concerned with the continued viability of the park and all of its natural and historic resources. For more information, visit the Park's website at

ABOUT THE C&O Canal:The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park preserves and interprets the historical, natural and recreational resources of the C&O Canal. Over 5,000,000 visitors a year enjoy the opportunities for recreation and understanding that the Park has to offer. For more information, visit the Park's website at

Last updated: June 30, 2015

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