Hi Everyone -
Please join us for the next in our regular monthly series of free
Department of the Interior Library Park Ranger Speaker Series lectures,
entitled "The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal," on Wednesday, December 15th from
1:00 - 1:45 pm in the Department of the Interior Library.
In the 19th century the C&O Canal was built with the goal of its goal of
linking the Chesapeake Bay with the Ohio River. Although it never achieved
this objective, the canal provided jobs and opportunities for people
throughout the Potomac River Valley. Today the canal's remains provide a
place to recreate and enjoy nature, but most importantly they tell the
story of the canal's important role in many aspects of American history.
These include western expansion, transportation, engineering, the Civil
War, immigration, industry, and commerce. The canal provides us with a
window into the North American continent’s geologic past and a pathway
through the rich natural system of the “Nation’s River”.
Please join Park Rangers Kelly Fox and Paul Sideras for a look at the
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal; from it origins as a water route to the west to
its current status as a refuge for visitors to come and enjoy the outdoors,
access the river, hike, bike, ride horses, and observe wildlife.
All that are interested are invited. The DOI Library is located in the
Main Interior Building, located at 1849 C Street, NW, Room 1151 in
Washington. Space is limited so please contact the Library by phone at
(202) 208-5815 or by e-mail at [log in to unmask] to let us know you will be
coming. For more information about future DOI Library Park Ranger
Speaker Series programs, we encourage you to visit our Park Ranger Speaker
Series website at http://library.doi.gov/programs/speaker/index.html .
We hope to see you on December 15th!
U.S. Dept. of the Interior Library
1849 C Street, NW, MS 1151
Washington, DC 20240
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Phone: (202) 208-3796
Fax: (202) 208-6773