National Geographic : 1945 Jul
© National Geographic Society isoaacnrome oy noDer s.oisson Cyclists Tread a Towpath That Once Resounded with Mule Skinners' Cries-the Old Chesapeake and Ohio Canal inWashington, D.C. In 1871, 540 cargo boats were in service. Now horses tow at 2'/2 miles an hour an occasional pleasure barge (far side). Floods stopped commerce in1924; now this sec tion forms part of the National Capital's park system. Hikers and skaters visit the canal inwinter.