Go deeper into the history of each park with scholarly articles and essays from Oxford University Press, freely available for the centennial year.
American National Biography
William O DouglasUS Supreme Court justice
He succeeded, and today the C&O, controlled by the National Park Service, is officially dedicated to William O. Douglas.
Canals and Waterways
Encouraged by the U.S. Supreme Court's outspoken nationalism in Gibbons v. Ogden (1824), Congress purchased $300,000 in canal stock to finance a cut through the Delmarva Peninsula. Virginians chartered a larger enterprise, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal.