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Walter L. Meseck papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS2076

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.

Dates

  • 1967-1995

Creator

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Restrictions on Use

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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.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Language

English

Abstract

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.
Title
Guide to the Walter L. Meseck papers, 1967-1995
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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