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Farming along the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, 1828-1971 (- A Study of Agricultural Sites)


- A study of agricultural sites Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information

   



The report that follows reveals the depth and richness of the agricultural history along the C&O Canal, and the close interrelationship between the canal and surrounding farms. Settlement along the fertile bottomlands of the Potomac River preceded construction of the canal by many years. As a result, the new canal passed through a well established agrarian landscape; some inhabitants were hostile to the canal due to property damage it would cause, others embraced it, while a substantial number fought to receive the highest monetary compensation that they could from the Canal Company. In sum, this research has uncovered an interesting and significant aspect of the canal's history that had not been addressed previously.



ID:
wcco206

Creator:
Perry Carpenter Wheelock

Rights:
Public domain

Date:
2007

Collection Location:
C&O National Historic Park

Contributor:
National Park Service, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal

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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