The Palisades of Washington, D.C.


The Palisades neighborhood, in the extreme western corner of Washington, D.C., lies on the Maryland side of the Potomac River at Little Falls. Its history and landscape are inextricably linked to the river. George Washington, as president of the Patowmack Company, determined that a skirting canal was necessary to navigate around the rapids at Little Falls. Later, the skirting canal was replaced by the C&O Canal. Nowadays the river and the canal are used for recreational sports, and the Capital Crescent Trail, formerly a ...

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The Palisades of Washington, D.C.
2005, Arcadia Publishing (SC), Charleston, SC

ISBN-13: 9780738518091

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