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C&O Canal support group backs education program

Friday - 11/15/2013, 4:20am  ET

WILLIAMSPORT, Md. (AP) -- A group that supports the C&O Canal National Historical Park says it's donating more money to a program that brings students to the canal.

The C&O Canal Trust is donating $33,000 to the Canal Classrooms program Friday in Williamsport. The group gave $17,000 to the program last spring.

The trust says the funds will be used to expand the capacity for on-site education at the visitor center in Williamsport.

The program brings students to the park to learn about the history and engineering of the canal.

The C&O Canal parallels the Potomac River for nearly 185 miles from Washington to Cumberland. A towpath once used by barge-pulling mules is now a popular hiking and biking trail.


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