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Monday, October 22, 2018

Traveling WV: Paw Paw Tunnel

Technically, this is in Maryland.

But it is labelled the Paw Paw tunnel, and Paw Paw is in WV.

I can’t believe we’d never been there before.

When building the C&O canal, they were in a race against the completion of rail lines, so they decided the it would be easier to build a tunnel than to follow the river (understandable really, because the river is really twisty and the riverbanks weren’t necessarily good for canal building).

It’s pretty impressive.

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We totally counted all markers and found the four markers for shafts.

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Oops.

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2 Responses to “Traveling WV: Paw Paw Tunnel”

  1. H J Gadiyar Says:

    Interesting info about the tunnel.
    Nice pictures, too.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Michelle Says:

    I can’t believe we’d never been there! It’s pretty fascinating!

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