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2008 June - Virginia
--- Monday June 16
--- Tuesday, June 17
--- Wednesday June 18
-- Thursday, June 19
--- Friday, June 20

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Went to C&O Canal Cumberland Visitor's Center in Cumberland MD, and then drove to Gettysburg, PA. and toured the battlefield.

I learned a lot about the canal. Was most surpised to learn that it was in operation until 1920, especially considering that it was for all intents and purposes out of date the day it went into operation, having already been surpassed by the B&O Railroad. But it did survive hauling bulk materials (coal, lumber, etc.) for all those years.
B&O Rail Station, the headquarters for the C&O Canal Visitor's Center in Cumberland. This part of the station is used by the B&O Scenic Railway, still making steam excursions on Thur - Sun.
Seminary Ridge... a good example of all the monuments along the drives at Gettysburgh Battlefield Park.

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