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The canal would run freight from around mid-March to mid-December and often captains would employ the help of their children, both boys and girls. Children’s chores would include driving mules, steering, cleaning the stable and the cabin and whatever else they were capable of doing around the boat.



ID:
wcco030

Creator:
E. B. Thompson

Rights:
Public domain

Notes:
Thompson 67

Collection Location:
C&O National Historic Park

Subject:
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (Md.); Washington County (Md.), History

Coverage:
Maryland, 1824-1938

 
 
Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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