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The C & O Canal--Supplementary Resources

The Building of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal examines the construction of this canal to illustrate the important role canals played in western expansion. Below are materials for further exploration of the subjects this lesson considers.

The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park
The C & O Canal NHP is a unit of the National Park System. The park's web pages provide a detailed history of the park, historical photographs, and information about visiting the park.

National Register of Historic Places
The National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places' on-line travel itinerary, "Washington, DC," provides information on places listed in the National Register for their association with the city's history, including C & O Canal National Historical Park.

C & O Canal Association
The C & O Canal Association was formed in the 1950s in an effort to preserve the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. Today, the Association maintains its mission of protecting, and promoting the assets of the C & O Canal National Historic Park.

The Potomac Conservancy
The Potomac Conservancy offers information about ways to help protect the C & O Canal and the Potomac River.

National Canal Museum
The National Canal Museum offers more information about the canals role in American commerce and transportation.

North American Canals
This web site provides information about the history of canals through the United States, notices about upcoming events at various canals, and links to related sites.


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