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The Adventure Cycling Association is a national cycling association in the United States which provides services for cycle-tourists, publishes maps and campaigns for better cycling facilities.
Allegany County is a county located in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Maryland.
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.
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) is a standards setting body which publishes specifications, test protocols and guidelines which are used in highway design and construction throughout the United States.
The Antiquities Act of 1906, (–433), is an act passed by the United States Congress and signed into law by Theodore Roosevelt on June 8, 1906.
The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail or simply the A.T., is a marked hiking trail in the eastern United States extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine.
Arthur Edward Demaray (February 16, 1887 – August 19, 1958) was an American administrator and brief Director of the National Park Service.
Associate Justice or Associate Judge is the title for a member of a judicial panel who is not the Chief Justice in some jurisdictions.
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad is one of the oldest railroads in the United States and the first common carrier railroad.
Bear Island is an island located in Potomac, Montgomery County, Maryland between the Potomac River and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal near the Great Falls.
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.
Brunswick is a city in Frederick County, Maryland, United States.
Canals and navigations are human-made channels for water.
Charles Fenton Mercer (June 16, 1778 – May 4, 1858) was a nineteenth-century politician, U.S. Congressman, and lawyer from Loudoun County, Virginia.
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.
The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Association is a not-for-profit organization that supports the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park.
Coal (from the Old English term col, which has meant "mineral of fossilized carbon" since the 13th century) is a combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock usually occurring in rock strata in layers or veins called coal beds or coal seams.
Conococheague Creek, a tributary of the Potomac River, is a free-flowing stream that originates in Pennsylvania and empties into the Potomac River near Williamsport, 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.
Dalecarlia Reservoir is the primary storage basin for drinking water in Washington, D.C., fed by an underground aqueduct in turn fed by low dams which divert portions of the Potomac River near Great Falls and Little Falls.
Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (pronounced,; October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961, and the last U.S. President to have been born in the 19th century.
A flood is an overflow of water that submerges land which is usually dry.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (his own pronunciation, or) (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), commonly known by his initials FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States.
The term freshet is most commonly used to describe a spring thaw resulting from snow and ice melt in rivers located in the northern latitudes of North America, particularly Canada.
Georgetown is a historic neighborhood, commercial, and entertainment district located in northwest Washington, D.C., situated along the Potomac River.
The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression in the 1930s.
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.
Hancock is a town in Washington County, Maryland, United States.
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is located at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers in and around Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
Harpers Ferry is a historic town in Jefferson County, West Virginia, United States.
Hurricane Agnes was, at the time, the costliest hurricane to hit the United States in recorded history.
Hurricane Fran caused extensive damage in the United States in early September 1996.
Interstate 68 (I-68) is a Interstate highway in the U.S. states of West Virginia and Maryland, connecting in Morgantown to in Hancock.
Maryland is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware to its east.
Maryland Route 51 (MD 51) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Maryland.
The Monocacy Aqueduct — or C&O Canal Aqueduct No.
A mule is the offspring of a male donkey (jack) and a female horse (mare).
A National Historic Site (NHS) is a protected area of national historic significance in the United States.
A National Monument in the United States is a protected area that is similar to a National Park, but can be created from any land owned or controlled by the federal government by proclamation of the President of the United States.
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.
The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation.
Oldtown is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Allegany County, Maryland, United States, along the North Branch Potomac River.
Olmsted Island is a small island in the middle of the Potomac River in the U.S. state of Maryland, near Great Falls which is a part of C & O Canal National Historical Park, located across the river from Great Falls Park.
A parkway is a broad, landscaped highway thoroughfare.
Paw Paw is a town in Morgan County, West Virginia, United States.
Pittsburgh is the second largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with a population of 305,842 and the county seat of Allegheny County.
Point of Rocks is an unincorporated community in Frederick County, Maryland.
The Potomac River is located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States and flows into the Chesapeake Bay.
Potomac is a census-designated place (CDP) in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States, named for the nearby Potomac River.
A railway air brake is a railway brake power braking system with compressed air as the operating medium.
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.
Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974 when he became the only U.S. president to resign the office.
A steam locomotive is a railway locomotive that produces its pulling power through a steam engine.
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is the highest federal court of the United States.
The Journal is a daily newspaper based in Martinsburg, West Virginia and serving Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties in the state's Eastern Panhandle.
The Washington Post is an American daily newspaper.
Town Creek and the Town Creek Aqueduct Town Creek is a U.S. Geological Survey.
A towpath is a road or trail on the bank of a river, canal, or other inland waterway.
U.S. Bicycle Route 50 (USBR 50) is a west–east U.S. Bicycle Route that runs from just outside Richmond, Indiana to Steubenville, Ohio, and from near Frostburg, Maryland, to Washington, D.C. The route is planned to span the country, from near San Francisco to Washington, D.C.
The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.
The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE, also sometimes shortened to CoE is a U.S. federal agency under the Department of Defense and a major Army command made up of some 37,000 civilian and military personnel, making it one of the world's largest public engineering, design, and construction management agencies. Although generally associated with dams, canals and flood protection in the United States, USACE is involved in a wide range of public works throughout the world. The Corps of Engineers provides outdoor recreation opportunities to the public, and provides 24% of U.S. hydropower capacity. The corps' mission is to "Deliver vital public and military engineering services; partnering in peace and war to strengthen our Nation's security, energize the economy and reduce risks from disasters." Their most visible missions include.
The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States consisting of two houses: the Senate and the House of Representatives.
A visitor center or centre (see American and British English spelling differences), visitor information center, tourist information center, is a physical location that provides tourist information to the visitors who tour the place or area locally.
The War Production Board (WPB) was an agency of the United States government that supervised war production during World War II.
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.
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.
West Virginia is a state located in the Appalachian region of the Southern United States.
Western Maryland Railroad Right-of-Way, Milepost 126 to Milepost 160 is a historic section of the Western Maryland Railway (WM) in Allegany County, Maryland, and in Morgan County, West Virginia.
White's Ferry is the only cable ferry service that carries cars, bicycles, and pedestrians across the Potomac River.
William Orville Douglas (October 16, 1898January 19, 1980) served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Williamsport is a town in Washington County, Maryland, United States.
World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.