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Walter L. Meseck papers
Collection Scope and Content
This collection contains materials related to the Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal, primarily after it became a national park in 1971. All materials cover the time span from 1967 to 1995, and all relate directly to the C&O Canal.
- Meseck, Walter L. (Person)
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Historical or Biographical Note
Walter L. Meseck has hiked and biked the length of the Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal from Cumberland, MD to Washington, DC, a distance of 184.5 miles. He first biked the canal path in the early 1960s. Meseck hiked the C&O Canal on foot for the first time in 1979 as a member of the C&O Canal Association, a group of volunteers dedicated to preserving the canal, during the Justice William O. Douglas anniversary hike. During the 1984 Justice William O. Douglas anniversary hike, he hiked the portion of the trail from Williamsport, MD to Washington, DC.
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Collection contains materials related to the Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal, primarily after it became a national park in 1971. All materials cover the time span from 1967 to 1995, and all relate directly to the C&O Canal.
- Guide to the Walter L. Meseck papers, 1967-1995
- Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
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- Finding aid written in English