The Potomac Canal
Miss Paula Strain has been an active member of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club since 1956. Her many years spent hiking and maintaining the trails of Maryland inspired her to delve more deeply into the lives, history and customs of earlier times there.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is a scientific organization created in 1879, and is part of the U.S. government. Their scientists explore our environment and ecosystems, to determine the natural dangers we are facing. The agency has over 10,00
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The Palisades neighborhood, in the extreme western corner of Washington, D.C, lies on the Maryland side of the Potomac River at Little Falls. Its history and landscape are inextricably linked to the river. George Washington, as president of the Patowmack Company, determined that a skirting canal was necessary to navigate around the rapids at Little Falls.