Chesapeake and Ohio Canal
The Making of a Park
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Prologue: The Operating Canal

Chapter One: Uncle Sam Buys a Canal

Chapter Two: Legacies and Loose Ends

Chapter Three: The Park Service Takes Charge

Chapter Four: The Parkway Proposition

Chapter Five: The Park Campaign

Chapter Six: Expanding the Park

Chapter Seven: Planning the Park

Chapter Eight: Managing the Park

Chapter Nine: Developing the Park

Chapter Ten: Using the Park



A: Legislation
B: Administrative Chronology
C: Principal Park Officials

Sources Consulted

Index (omitted from the online edition)

Cover drawing of Lock 8 by Diana Suttenfield-Abshire from The C & O Canal: An Illustrated History, published in 1981 by the American Canal and Transportation Center, P.O. Box 310, Sheperdstown, W. Va. 25433. Used with permission.

Original book design by Candace Clifford.

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Last Updated: 11-Oct-2004