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Down The Old Potomac
Description: Follows a week-long, 180-mile trip on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal through the Potomac Valley from Cumberland, Md., to Washington, D.C. Includes scenes of the locks in operation; a mile-long, hand-dug tunnel which was built in 1840; coal barges plying the canal; Maryland farming country; Harper's Ferry; and Great Falls
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Clip #: TFA-15A
Length: 11:30
Year: 1917
Color: B/W
Sound: Silent
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1910s
Filmmaker: Thomas Edison
Region: North America
Country: United States
Subject: Boats
Original: 16mm
Various, Columbia Canal, barge being pulled by horse, the Canal Locks being tended by veterans of Civil War, lock gates being opened and closed by hand. POV boat, mile long tunnel as horse pulls it in and out of tunnel built in 1890. Men on side rest and eat, the horse waits. POV boat Maryland farms at side of canal. Barges in canal as steam engine pass at side, various canal locks. HA railroad bridge over canal at Harper’s Ferry, a street and the ruins of government arsenal. PAN Great Falls on Potomac where Washington had built an iron factory.

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