The C&O Canal in 1917, courtesy of Thomas A. Edison…

Posted on September 13, 2010 by


When scrolling through YouTube last night in search of Seldom Scene’s rendition of the C&O Canal, I also found this rare treat. Just keep in mind, these are silent, but the scenes of cargo-hauling boats moving along the canal is something that has been lost to the ages. Part III has some great moving imagery of Harper’s Ferry and the arsenal. See if you can catch where they mention Civil War veterans working on the canal in Part I…

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Part III: