The Long Walk That Saved the Canal

On January 3, 1954, an editorial article appearing in the Washington Post which became a flashpoint for those that opposed the U.S. government’s building a parkway that would pave over the old 185-mile C&O Canal. It was a long hike proposed by Associate Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas that would settle the matter and set a trend toward preserving nature and history.

Read how one man changed the course of history and led the charge for conservation and environmentalism by dragging the press along with him on a long and entertaining walk.  


Paul Kiczek