This past week I had a chance to explore a larger stretch of the C&O Canal Great Falls, MD section… this time in a Gator. For those of you who do not know what a Gator is, it is basically an ATV used primarily on large plots of land. This city girl had never been on a Gator so the … Read more
My name is Patricia Miguel and I am working at the Great Falls, Maryland location. I am local to the area but I am not all too familiar with the C&O Canal. This exciting opportunity will surely change that as I learn about the deep social history that is embedded in the cultural and natural resources of Great Falls. Being … Read more
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
As we creep into July, the days in the Capital region are getting hotter and more humid with little to no relief in sight. Our park has enjoyed weekends full of visitors enjoying the park’s splendor with their friends and family.
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
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
This week, I got to thinking about all the outdoor activities I’ve had the opportunity to engage in over the past three weeks of my internship. I’ve been biking and hiking all over … 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
Hola fellow LHIP Interns! Que tal? Cómo les va? I hope everyone is as excited and pleased with their placement site as I am. My first impression of the C&O Canal was –“Wow, these trees are so beautiful!!!” I have been living in Colorado for past two years and, while very beautiful, it does not have the vibrant green vegetation … Read more
My 10 week internship has finally come to an end. It started off slow but now its as if I just got to D.C.! Its a bittersweet feeling to have ended this internship but I am so excited to get back to my home in San Antonio, TX! The last 2 weeks have been busy tying up ends on my … Read more