Apr 20, 2008

Exhibit gives kids a nuts-and-bolts look at America's canals

WILLIAMSPORT, Md. (Examiner) - Just because mule-drawn canal boats have gone the way of buggy whips, don't imagine there's nothing relevant to be learned from the traveling exhibit, which is at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park's Trolley Barn in Williamsport through Oct. 12.
"That same science, that same harnessing of physics, went into a lot of the things you see today - highways, bridges, buildings - and this is really the start of that in America," said Edward Mooney, director of exhibits at the National Canal Museum in Easton, Pa. Continued

Photo: Williamsport, Maryland c1904, Library of Congress