“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Cabin John, Maryland

Clickable Map of Montgomery County, Maryland and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Montgomery County, MD (747) Frederick County, MD (558) Howard County, MD (143) Prince George s County, MD (644) Washington, DC (2603) Arlington County, VA (461) Fairfax County, VA (709) Loudoun County, VA (345)  MontgomeryCounty(747) Montgomery County (747)  FrederickCounty(558) Frederick County (558)  HowardCounty(143) Howard County (143)  PrinceGeorge'sCounty(644) Prince George's County (644)   D.C.(2603) Washington (2603)  (461) Arlington County (461)  FairfaxCounty(709) Fairfax County (709)  LoudounCounty(345) Loudoun County (345)
Rockville is the county seat for Montgomery County
Cabin John is in Montgomery County
      Montgomery County (747)  
      Frederick County (558)  
      Howard County (143)  
      Prince George's County (644)  
      Washington, D.C. (2603)  
      Arlington County, Virginia (461)  
      Fairfax County, Virginia (709)  
      Loudoun County, Virginia (345)  
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1 Maryland, Montgomery County, Cabin John — "…an extravagant expression of Victorian romanticism."
Guests at the Bobinger brothers’ Cabin John Hotel entered the grounds by way of an ornate iron foot bridge crossing Cabin John Creek and ascended along manicured paths to the garden entrance shown here. The place was extravagant in every way, . . . Map (db m164232) HM
2 Maryland, Montgomery County, Cabin John — "The best scenery lies beyond the city, especially in the neighborhood of Cabin John Creek…"Report of the McMillan Commission, 1902.
In the late 19th century the scenery and climate were so renowned that people traveled from distant points seeking the serenity and pleasures that Cabin John offered. They came for the fishing and to view the largest stone arch in the world, an . . . Map (db m164234) HM
3 Maryland, Montgomery County, Cabin John — At All Hours
It shall be the duty, at all hours, by night as well as day, to pass all boats and floats presenting themselves at their locks. — Charles Mercer, President, C&O Canal Company
Every time his boat passed through a . . . Map (db m103222) HM
4 Maryland, Montgomery County, Cabin John — Building The Cabin John Bridge
"… in our midst exists one of the most imposing and wonderful structures which engineering skill could devise …" --William T.S. Curtis, November 1, 1897, from a paper read before the Columbia Historical Society. As late as the mid-19th . . . Map (db m22636) HM
5 Maryland, Montgomery County, Cabin John — Drop Gate Locks
The “drop gate” on this lift lock was a technological advance over the more common swing-gate lock. It was faster and could be more easily operated by a single employee. Only a few drop-gates were installed on the canal, most of . . . Map (db m103200) HM
6 Maryland, Montgomery County, Cabin John — Lockhouse 10Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
After being neglected for nearly a decade, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal received new life with the New Deal programs in the late 1930s. Two African American Civilian Conservation Corps camps were setup at nearby Cabin John and Carderock to . . . Map (db m105328) HM
7 Maryland, Montgomery County, Cabin John — Swing-Gate Locks
Most canal locks were "swing-gate" locks, opened by pulling or pushing long balance beams that projected from the gates. Stone for the Seven Locks (locks 7 through 14) was cut and finished by stonemasons who were paid by the "piece." Arrows, . . . Map (db m125187) HM
8 Maryland, Montgomery County, Cabin John — The Lock-Keepers
A long blast on a tin horn followed by the boatman's shout of "Hey-ey-ey! Lock! Aw, Lock!" summoned the lock-keeper to duty. Lock-keepers were hired to "attend constantly and diligently by day and night," during the nine month boating season. They . . . Map (db m125189) HM
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Apr. 14, 2024