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Big Pool in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Three Eras of Transportation Side by Side

Western Maryland Rail Trail

 
 
Three Eras of Transportation Side by Side Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 23, 2016
1. Three Eras of Transportation Side by Side Marker
Inscription. Facing west, the C&O Canal is visible at the lower left. The coming of the railroad helped to end the usefulness of canals. To the right is the Interstate 70 bridge over the creek. The building of modern roads played a part in making the Western Maryland Line no longer necessary.
 
Erected by Western Maryland Rail Trail.
 
Location. 39° 39.068′ N, 78° 2.846′ W. Marker is in Big Pool, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Ernstville Road 0.8 miles south of National Pike (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on the Western Maryland Rail Trail. Marker is in this post office area: Big Pool MD 21711, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Mills (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Frederick (approx. 2.3 miles away); The National Road (approx. 2.4 miles away); Big Pool Junction (approx. 2.4 miles away); Millstone & Moffet Station (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named The National Road (approx. 3.4 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign
Western Maryland Rail Trail (WMRT) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 23, 2016
2. Western Maryland Rail Trail (WMRT)
(approx. 3.4 miles away); “...to protect, preserve...and provide access thereto for the public.” (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Big Pool.
 
Also see . . .
1. Western Maryland Rail Trail. Hancock Maryland Chamber of Commerce (Submitted on July 26, 2016.) 

2. Western Maryland Rail Trail. State of Maryland Department of Natural Resources (Submitted on July 26, 2016.) 
 
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Licking Creek Bridge on WMRT image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 23, 2016
3. Licking Creek Bridge on WMRT
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2016, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 26, 2016, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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