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Chesapeake and Ohio Canal

The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, abbreviated as the C&O Canal and occasionally called the "Grand Old Ditch," operated from 1831 until 1924 along the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., to Cumberland, Maryland. [1]

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Alexandria Canal (Virginia)

The Alexandria Canal was a canal in the United States that connected the city of Alexandria to Georgetown in the District of Columbia.

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Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria (formerly Belhaven and Hunting Creek Warehouse) is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Allegheny Mountains

The Allegheny Mountain Range —also spelled Alleghany, Allegany and, informally, the Alleghenies—is part of the vast Appalachian Mountain Range of the eastern United States and Canada where it posed a significant barrier to land travel in less technologically advanced eras.

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Allen Bowie Davis

Allen Bowie Davis (1809–1889) was an American businessman.

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American black bear

The American black bear (Ursus americanus) is a medium-sized bear native to North America.

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American Civil War

The American Civil War, widely known in the United States as simply the Civil War as well as other sectional names, was a civil war fought from 1861 to 1865 to determine the survival of the Union or independence for the Confederacy.

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American Legion Memorial Bridge (Potomac River)

The American Legion Memorial Bridge, also known as the American Legion Bridge and formerly as the Cabin John Bridge, is a bridge in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States.

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American Revolutionary War

The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), the American War of Independence, or simply the Revolutionary War in the United States, was the armed conflict between Great Britain and thirteen of its former North American colonies, which had declared themselves the independent United States of America.

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Aqueduct Bridge (Potomac River)

The Aqueduct Bridge (also called the Alexandria Aqueduct) was a bridge between Georgetown, Washington, D.C., and Rosslyn, Virginia.

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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad

The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad is one of the oldest railroads in the United States and the first common carrier railroad.

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Battle of Ball's Bluff

The Battle of Ball's Bluff in Loudoun County, Virginia on October 21, 1861, was one of the early battles of the American Civil War, in which Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan’s Army of the Potomac (Union) suffered a humiliating defeat.

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Benjamin Wright

Benjamin Wright (October 10, 1770 – August 24, 1842) was an American civil engineer who was chief engineer of the Erie Canal and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal.

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Bilge

The bilge (IPA: /bɪldʒ/) is the lowest compartment on a ship, below the waterline, where the two sides meet at the keel.

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Billy Goat Trail

The Billy Goat Trail is a hiking trail that follows a path between the C&O Canal and the Potomac River within the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park near Great Falls in Montgomery County, Maryland.

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Brunswick, Maryland

Brunswick is a city in Frederick County, Maryland, United States.

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Cabin John, Maryland

Cabin John is a census-designated place and an unincorporated area in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States.

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Canal

Canals and navigations are human-made channels for water.

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Canal inclined plane

An inclined plane is a system used on some canals for raising boats between different water levels.

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Canal Place

Cumberland basin (looking at Guard lock #8) at the end of the C & O Canal. Canal Place is a state park located in Cumberland, Maryland at the western terminus of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal.

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Canal pound

A canal pound, reach, or level (American usage), is the stretch of level water impounded between two canal locks.

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Capital Crescent Trail

The Capital Crescent Trail (CCT) is an long, shared-use rail trail that runs from Georgetown in Washington, D.C., to Silver Spring, Maryland.

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Carderock Recreation Area

Carderock Recreation Area is a 100 acre park in Carderock, Maryland, part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park.

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Casselman River

The Casselman River is a U.S. Geological Survey.

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Chain Bridge (Potomac River)

The Chain Bridge is a viaduct which crosses the Potomac River at Little Falls in Washington, D.C. It carries close to 22,000 cars a day.

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Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Charles Carroll (September 19, 1737 – November 14, 1832), known as Charles Carroll of Carrollton or Charles Carroll III to distinguish him from his similarly named relatives, was a wealthy Maryland planter and an early advocate of independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.

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Charles F. Mercer

Charles Fenton Mercer (June 16, 1778 – May 4, 1858) was a nineteenth-century politician, U.S. Congressman, and lawyer from Loudoun County, Virginia.

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Chesapeake and Ohio Canal commemorative obelisk

The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal commemorative obelisk is an marble obelisk erected in 1850 in Washington, D.C., to mark the completion of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal to Cumberland, Maryland.

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Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park

The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park is a United States National Historical Park located in the District of Columbia and the states of Maryland and West Virginia.

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Cholera

Cholera is an infection of the small intestine by some strains of the bacterium Vibrio cholerae.

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Circus

A circus is a company of performers that may include clowns, acrobats, trained animals, trapeze acts, musicians, hoopers, tightrope walkers, jugglers, unicyclists and other object manipulation and stunt-oriented artists.

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Columbia Gas Transmission

Columbia Gas Transmission is a natural gas pipeline that gathers gas in the Gulf of Mexico and transports it to New York.

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Confluence, Pennsylvania

Confluence is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Constitution Avenue

Constitution Avenue is a major east-west street in the northwest and northeast quadrants of the city of Washington, D.C., in the United States.

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Cumberland Dam

Cumberland Dam, c. 1900 The Cumberland Dam was built across the North Branch of the Potomac River at Cumberland, Maryland, for the purpose of diverting water of the river into the head of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal.

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Cumberland, Maryland

Cumberland, officially the City of Cumberland, is a western gateway city and seat of Allegany County, Maryland, and the primary city of the Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Daniel Webster

Daniel Webster (January 18, 1782October 24, 1852) was a leading American senator and statesman during the era of the Second Party System.

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Dry dock

A dry dock (sometimes dry-dock or drydock) is a narrow basin or vessel that can be flooded to allow a load to be floated in, then drained to allow that load to come to rest on a dry platform.

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East Coast of the United States

The East Coast of the United States runs along the Atlantic Ocean.

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Eastern Continental Divide

The Eastern Continental Divide, in conjunction with other continental divides of North America, demarcates two watersheds of the Atlantic Ocean: the Gulf of Mexico watershed and the Atlantic Seaboard watershed.

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Erie Canal

The Erie Canal is a canal in New York that originally ran about from Albany, on the Hudson River to Buffalo, at Lake Erie.

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Fort Frederick State Park

Fort Frederick State Park is a Maryland state park surrounding the restored Fort Frederick, a star fort active in the French and Indian War (1754–1763) and the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783).

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Four Locks

Four Locks is a former small community which is now part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland

Gaithersburg, officially the City of Gaithersburg, is a city located in Montgomery County, Maryland.

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Garrett, Pennsylvania

Garrett is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States.

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George Washington

George Washington (Contemporary records, which used the Julian calendar and the Annunciation Style of enumerating years, recorded his birth as February 11, 1731. The provisions of the British Calendar (New Style) Act 1750, implemented in 1752, altered the official British dating method to the Gregorian calendar with the start of the year on January 1 (it had been March 25). These changes resulted in dates being moved forward 11 days, and for those between January 1 and March 25, an advance of one year. For a further explanation, see: Old Style and New Style dates. –, 1799) was the first President of the United States (1789–97), the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

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Georgetown (Washington, D.C.)

Georgetown is a historic neighborhood, commercial, and entertainment district located in northwest Washington, D.C., situated along the Potomac River.

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Georgetown street renaming

The Georgetown street renaming occurred as a result of an 1895 act of the United States Congress that ended even the nominal independence of Georgetown from Washington, D.C. The Act required, inter alia, that the street names in Georgetown be changed to conform to the street naming system in use in the Northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C. However, the old street names were shown on maps as late as 1899.

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Gondola

The gondola is a traditional, flat-bottomed Venetian rowing boat, well suited to the conditions of the Venetian lagoon.

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Goose Creek (Potomac River)

Goose Creek is a U.S. Geological Survey.

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Great Falls (Potomac River)

The Great Falls of the Potomac River are located above the fall line of the Potomac River, upstream from Washington, D.C. Great Falls Park, operated by the National Park Service, is located on the southern banks in Virginia, while Chesapeake and Ohio Canal parkland is located along the northern banks of the river in Maryland.

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Great Lakes

The Great Lakes (also called the Laurentian Great Lakes, or the Great Lakes of North America) are a series of interconnected freshwater lakes located in northeastern North America, on the Canada–United States border, which connect to the Atlantic Ocean through the Saint Lawrence River.

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Hancock, Maryland

Hancock is a town in Washington County, Maryland, United States.

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Harpers Ferry is a historic town in Jefferson County, West Virginia, United States.

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Hatchet

A hatchet (from the Old French hachete, a diminutive form of hache, 'axe' of Germanic origin) is a single-handed striking tool with a sharp blade on one side used to cut and split wood, and a hammer head on the other side.

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Hyndman, Pennsylvania

Hyndman is a borough in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, United States.

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James Monroe

James Monroe (April 28, 1758 – July 4, 1831) was the fifth President of the United States (1817–1825).

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John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848) was an American statesman who served as the sixth President of the United States from 1825 to 1829.

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Key Bridge (Washington, D.C.)

The Francis Scott Key Bridge, more commonly known as the Key Bridge, is a six-lane reinforced concrete arch bridge conveying U.S. Route 29 traffic across the Potomac River between the Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington County, Virginia, and the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Completed in 1923, it is Washington's oldest surviving bridge across the Potomac River.

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Lehigh Canal

The Lehigh Canal was a canal along the Lehigh River in eastern Pennsylvania.

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Limestone

Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed largely of the minerals calcite and aragonite, which are different crystal forms of calcium carbonate (CaCO3).

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Little Orleans, Maryland

Little Orleans is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Allegany County, Maryland, United States.

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Lock (water transport)

A lock is a device used for raising and lowering boats, ships and other watercraft between stretches of water of different levels on river and canal waterways.

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Locks on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal

The Locks on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, located in Maryland, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. of the United States, were numbered from 1 to 75 with two locks, 63⅓ and 64⅔, having fractional numbers and no lock 65.

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Maryland General Assembly

The Maryland General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Maryland.

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Metropolitan Subdivision

The Metropolitan Subdivision is a railroad line owned and operated by CSX Transportation in the District of Columbia and the U.S. state of Maryland.

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Metuchen, New Jersey

Metuchen is a borough in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States, which is northeast of New Brunswick, miles southwest of Newark, southwest of Jersey City, and southwest of Manhattan, all part of the New York metropolitan area.

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Monocacy Aqueduct

The Monocacy Aqueduct — or C&O Canal Aqueduct No.

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Monocacy River

The Monocacy River is a free-flowing left tributary to the Potomac River, which empties into the Atlantic Ocean via the Chesapeake Bay.

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Morris Canal

| The Morris Canal was a 107-mile (172-km) canal across northern New Jersey in the United States.

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Muddy Branch

Muddy Branch, crossing under the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, just before emptying into the Potomac River Muddy Branch is a tributary stream of the Potomac River in Montgomery County, Maryland, located about northwest of Washington, D.C. The headwaters of the stream originate in Gaithersburg, and the stream flows southwest for,U.S. Geological Survey.

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National Mall

The National Mall is a national park in downtown Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States.

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National Park Service

The National Park Service (NPS) is an agency of the United States federal government that manages all U.S. national parks, many American national monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations.

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Navigable aqueduct

Navigable aqueducts (sometimes called water bridges) are bridge structures that carry navigable waterway canals over other rivers, valleys, railways or roads.

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Oakum

Oakum is a preparation of tarred fibre used in shipbuilding for caulking or packing the joints of timbers in wooden vessels and the deck planking of iron and steel ships, as well as cast iron pipe plumbing applications.

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Ohio River

The Ohio River, which streams westward from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Cairo, Illinois, is the largest tributary, by volume, of the Mississippi River in the United States.

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Oldtown, Maryland

Oldtown is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Allegany County, Maryland, United States, along the North Branch Potomac River.

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Packet boat

Packet boats were small boats designed for domestic mail, passenger, and freight transportation in European countries and their colonies, including North American rivers and canals.

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Patowmack Canal

The Patowmack Canal is a series of five inoperative canals located in Virginia, United States, that was designed to bypass rapids in the Potomac River upstream of the present Washington, D.C. area.

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Paw Paw Tunnel

The Paw Paw Tunnel is a long canal tunnel on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (C&O) in Allegany County, Maryland.

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Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is the second largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with a population of 305,842 and the county seat of Allegheny County.

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Point of Rocks (MARC station)

The Point of Rocks Railroad Station is a historic passenger rail station on the MARC Brunswick Line between Washington, D.C. and Martinsburg, WV located at Point of Rocks, Frederick County, Maryland, United States.

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Point of Rocks, Maryland

Point of Rocks is an unincorporated community in Frederick County, Maryland.

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Potomac Company

The Potomac Company (spelled variously as Patowmack, Potowmack, Potowmac, and Compony) was created in 1785 to make improvements to the Potomac River and improve its navigability for commerce.

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Potomac River

The Potomac River is located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States and flows into the Chesapeake Bay.

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Power Plant and Dam No. 4

Power Plant and Dam No.

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Power Plant and Dam No. 5 (Potomac River)

Power Plant and Dam No.

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President of the United States

The President of the United States of America (POTUS) is the elected head of state and head of government of the United States.

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Raccoon

The raccoon (Procyon lotor), sometimes spelled racoon, also known as the common raccoon, North American raccoon, northern raccoon and colloquially as coon, is a medium-sized mammal native to North America.

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Railway air brake

A railway air brake is a railway brake power braking system with compressed air as the operating medium.

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Reconstruction Finance Corporation

The Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC) was a government corporation in the United States that operated between 1932 and 1957 which provided financial support to state and local governments and made loans to banks, railroads, mortgage associations and other businesses.

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Right-of-way (transportation)

A right-of-way is a right to make a way over a piece of land, usually to and from another piece of land.

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Rock Creek (Potomac River)

Rock Creek is a free-flowing tributary of the Potomac River, which empties into the Atlantic Ocean via the Chesapeake Bay.

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Rock Run (Potomac River)

Rock Run is a tributary stream of the Potomac River in Montgomery County, Maryland.

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Roger B. Taney

Roger Brooke Taney (March 17, 1777 – October 12, 1864) was the fifth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, holding that office from 1836 until his death in 1864.

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Romeo and Juliet

The play Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families.

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Sand Patch Grade

Sand Patch Grade is an approximately section of railroad track known for its steep grades and curves through the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania and Maryland.

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Sandy Hook, Maryland

Sandy Hook is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Washington County, Maryland, United States.

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Scow

A scow, in the original sense, is a flat-bottomed boat with a blunt bow, often used to haul bulk freight; cf.

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Sea level

Sea level is generally used to refer to mean sea level (MSL), an average level for the surface of one or more of Earth's oceans from which heights such as elevations may be measured.

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Seneca Aqueduct

Seneca Aqueduct — or Aqueduct No.

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Seneca Quarry

Seneca Quarry is a historic site located at Seneca, Montgomery County, Maryland.

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Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Shepherdstown is a town in Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA, located along the Potomac River.

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Sideling Hill

Sideling Hill (also Side Long Hill) is a long, steep, narrow mountain ridge in the Ridge-and-Valley (or Allegheny Mountains) physiographic province of the Appalachian Mountains, located in Washington County in western Maryland and adjacent West Virginia and Pennsylvania, USA.

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Star routes

Star routes is a term used in connection with the United States postal service and the contracting of mail delivery services.

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Steam locomotive

A steam locomotive is a railway locomotive that produces its pulling power through a steam engine.

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Tiber Creek

Tiber Creek or Tyber Creek was a tributary of the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. Originally called 'Goose Creek', it was renamed by settler Francis Pope.

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Tidewater Lock

The Tidewater Lock is a dam in Washington, D.C. to the west of the mouth of Rock Creek at the Potomac River, on the east side of Georgetown.

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Towpath

A towpath is a road or trail on the bank of a river, canal, or other inland waterway.

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Trail

A trail is usually a path, track or unpaved lane or road, though the term is also applied, in North America, to routes along rivers, and sometimes to highways.

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Transcontinental Pipeline

Transcontinental Pipeline (Transco) is a natural gas pipeline which brings gas from the Gulf coast of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, through Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania to deliver gas to the New Jersey and New York City area.

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Tugboat

A tugboat (tug) is a boat that maneuvers vessels by pushing or towing them.

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United States Capitol

The United States Capitol, often called Capitol Hill, is the seat of the United States Congress, the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government.

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United States Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence is the statement adopted by the Continental Congress meeting at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as thirteen newly independent sovereign states, and no longer a part of the British Empire.

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United States Department of the Interior

The United States Department of the Interior (DOI) is the United States federal executive department of the U.S. government responsible for the management and conservation of most federal land and natural resources, and the administration of programs relating to Native American, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, territorial affairs, and insular areas of the United States.

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Virginia

Virginia (U.S.:, U.K.), officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a U.S. state located in the South Atlantic region of the United States.

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Washington Aqueduct

The Washington Aqueduct is an aqueduct that provides the public water supply system serving Washington, D.C., and parts of its suburbs.

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Washington City Canal

The Washington City Canal operated from 1815 until the mid-1850s in Washington, D.C. The canal connected the Anacostia River, called the "Eastern Branch" at that time, to Tiber Creek, the Potomac River, and later the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (C&O).

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Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) is a government agency that provides safe drinking water and wastewater treatment for Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in Maryland except for a few cities in Montgomery County that continue to operate their own water facilities.

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Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States.

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Waste weir

A waste weir on a navigable canal is a slatted gate on each canal level or pound, to remove excess water and to drain the canal for repairs or for the winter shutdown.

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Watergate complex

The Watergate complex is a group of five buildings next to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, D.C., in the United States.

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Watts Branch (Potomac River)

Watts Branch is a tributary stream of the Potomac River in Montgomery County, Maryland.

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Western Maryland Railway

The Western Maryland Railway was an American Class I railroad which operated in Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

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WETA-TV

WETA-TV virtual channel 26 (UHF digital channel 27) is a non-commercial educational PBS member television station located in the capital city of Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

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Weverton, Maryland

Weverton is an unincorporated community hamlet located in the southern tip of Washington County, Maryland, near the north shore of the Potomac River.

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White's Ferry

White's Ferry is the only cable ferry service that carries cars, bicycles, and pedestrians across the Potomac River.

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William Rich Hutton

William Rich Hutton (March 21, 1826–December 11, 1901) was a surveyor and artist who became an architect and civil engineer in Maryland and New York in the latter half of the 19th century.

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Williamsport, Maryland

Williamsport is a town in Washington County, Maryland, United States.

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Wisconsin Avenue

Wisconsin Avenue is a major thoroughfare in Washington, D.C., and its Maryland suburbs.

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Youghiogheny River

The Youghiogheny River, or the Yough for short, is a U.S. Geological Survey.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chesapeake_and_Ohio_Canal

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