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Adventure Cycling Association is a nonprofit member organization focused on travel by bicycle.
Allegany County is located in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Maryland.
The Allegheny Mountain Range, informally the Alleghenies and also spelled Alleghany and Allegany, is part of the vast Appalachian Mountain Range of the eastern United States and Canada and 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.
Antietam Creek is a U.S. Geological Survey.
The Antiquities Act of 1906,, 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 was the first common carrier railroad and the oldest railroad in the United States, with its first section opening in 1830.
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 at the Maryland/Virginia border.
Canals, or navigations, are human-made channels, or artificial waterways, for water conveyance, or to service water transport vehicles.
A canal basin is (particularly in the United Kingdom) an expanse of waterway alongside or at the end of a canal, and wider than the canal, constructed to allow boats to moor or unload cargo without impeding the progress of other traffic, and to allow room for turning, thus serving as a winding hole.
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.
Charles Fenton Mercer (June 16, 1778 – May 4, 1858) was a nineteenth-century politician, U.S. Congressman, and lawyer from Loudoun County, Virginia.
A chemical toilet collects human excreta in a holding tank and uses chemicals to minimize odors.
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.
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public work relief program that operated from 1933 to 1942 in the United States for unemployed, unmarried men.
Coal is a combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock usually occurring in rock strata in layers or veins called coal beds or coal seams.
Cumberland is a city in and the county seat of Allegany County, Maryland, United States.
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 (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was an American army general and statesman who served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 to 1961.
Evitts Creek is a tributary stream of the North Branch Potomac River in the U.S. states of Pennsylvania and Maryland.
Fifteenmile Creek is a U.S. Geological Survey.
A flood is an overflow of water that submerges land that is usually dry.
Four Locks is a former small community which is now part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Sr. (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), often referred to by his initials FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945.
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.
Georgetown is a historic neighborhood and a commercial and entertainment district located in northwest Washington, D.C., situated along the Potomac River.
The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States.
Great Falls is a series of rapids and waterfalls on the Potomac River, upstream from Washington, D.C., on the border of Montgomery County, Maryland and Fairfax County, Virginia.
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.
A horse harness is a type of horse tack that allows a horse or other equine to be driven and to pull various horse-drawn vehicles such as a carriage, wagon or sleigh.
Hurricane Agnes was the second tropical cyclone and first named storm of the 1972 Atlantic hurricane season.
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 I-79 in Morgantown, West Virginia, to I-70 in Hancock, Maryland.
Maryland is a state 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).
National Historic Site (NHS) is a designation for an officially recognized 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 national parks, many 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 for their historical significance.
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.
The Patowmack Canal is a series of five inoperative canals located in Maryland and Virginia, United States, that was designed to bypass rapids in the Potomac River upstream of the present Washington, D.C. area.
The Paw Paw Tunnel is a canal tunnel on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (C&O) in Allegany County, Maryland.
Paw Paw is a town in Morgan County, West Virginia, United States.
Pittsburgh is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and is the county seat of Allegheny County.
Point of Rocks is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Frederick County, Maryland, United States.
The Potomac River is located within the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States and flows from the Potomac Highlands into the Chesapeake Bay.
Potomac is a census-designated place (CDP) in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States, named for the nearby Potomac River.
Power Plant and Dam No.
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 between 1932 and 1957 that 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 an American politician who served as the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 until 1974, when he resigned from office, the only U.S. president to do so.
Rock Creek is a free-flowing tributary of the Potomac River, which empties into the Atlantic Ocean via the Chesapeake Bay.
Spring Gap is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Allegany County, Maryland, United States.
A steam locomotive is a type of railway locomotive that produces its pulling power through a steam engine.
The Supreme Court of the United States (sometimes colloquially referred to by the acronym 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 a major American daily newspaper founded on December 6, 1877.
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 Terre Haute, Indiana, to Washington, D.C. The route is ultimately planned to span the country, from near San Francisco to Washington, D.C.
The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) 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.
The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the Federal government of the United States.
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 visitors.
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 or D.C., is the capital of the United States of America.
The Watergate complex is a group of six buildings in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, D.C., in the United States, known particularly for the infamous 1972 burglary of the Democratic National Committee, which ultimately led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.
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.
Western Maryland Railway Station is a historic railway station in Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland.
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) was an American jurist and politician who 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 (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
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