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History of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal (C&O Canal)
Construction of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal began in 1828 with President John Quincy Adams turning over the first spade full of dirt. The canal runs a distance of 184.5 miles. Today, the canal and its adjoining towpath is a national park where hikers, bikers and campers can historically journey along the Potomac River. Presented by: Carole Herrick, Author, President of the McLean Historical Society, immediate past chair of the Fairfax County History Commission.

1 lesson @ 1.5 hrs, $7/$5 MCC district residents
9021.219          Tu, 10/22          10:30 a.m.–noon