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Association publishes updated edition
of C&O Canal NHP Handbook

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Cover of the handbook
July 2015

Twenty-four years have passed since the original publication of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Official National Park Handbook. Now, thanks to a partnership between the C&O Canal Association and the C&O Canal National Historical Park, fans of the canal can enjoy a new version.

Official national park handbooks are are a series of reasonably priced user guides that provide historical background, descriptive details, and visitor information.

This modern update of the popular 1991 handbook checks in at 132 pages – 20 pages longer than the original. It retains all of the informative illustrations and historical photographs of the original, with many updates and additions, including:

Teamwork produced this new volume. The park wanted to update the handbook, but faced budgetary constraints. The association presented a proposal to modernize and update the book on a volunteer basis. Key contributors were:

If you have questions about purchasing the handbook, please email our sales committee at sales@candocanal.org.

Click below to see a two-page sample of this quality publication:

two pages from handbook (click to enlarge)

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