As I was researching on the history of the C&O Canal, I came across some interesting facts that resemble todays patterns of migration and immigrant workers.
According to the history of the C&O Canal, Canal board members realized that they didn’t have sufficient laborers to take on the task of building the canal. Late in 1828, the canal board decided … Read more
The C&O Canal has over 100 years of pure history. The government acquired the canal in 1938 and it soon became a National Park in 1971. It was America’s early transportation; the C&O Canal began as a dream of passage to Western wealth. Operating for nearly 100 years the canal was a lifeline for communities along the Potomac River … Read more
I’m on my 4th week of my internship at the C&O Canal at Great Falls and so far it has been great. All the rangers and seasonals here at the park have been more than welcoming (I even feel like a ranger myself). I’ve had the chance to visit all the C&O Canal sites from Hagerstown, Williamsport, Georgetown and … Read more
“I change myself, I change the world.”
I believe every new adventure brings about a change within us. As we grow, learn and experience this adventures, at the same time we begin to change the world. We won’t see immediate change in the world, but we are planting a seed towards that change. This seed … Read more