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Appalachian Trail's Antietam Shelter — A Requiem

Today staff and volunteers of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy having traveled from as far away as the Hudson Valley in NY, gathered to say goodbye to a refuge and an old friend. The last original shelter along the Appalachian Trail will be dismantled. . These original shelters were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps #nationalservice program c. 1936. The shelter will be transported to Cowans gap State Park, PA and then reassembled there. 

The C&O Canal National Park - Better Than I Ever Imagined

The C&O Canal was a place that before I had gone there and experienced it first hand I held in the vein of contempt.  The United States Congress purchased the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath was in 1936 for the sum of $2 million.  Thanks to this foresight all Americans have a fantastic heritage area that preserves history, bioregions, and is connecting rural communities to new economic opportunties.