The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests lie on the eastern slopes of the Alleghenies. The Monongahela NF lies within the central Alleghenies.
Detail of a French map of 1671. The Alleghenies are in the lower center portion.
Map of planned route.
The Fry-Jefferson Map (1751) prominently features "The Allagany Ridge of Mountains".
A boat on the canal, circa 1900-1924
A 1775 map of the Allegheny Plateau and Mountain Range.
Canal boats waiting to be unloaded in Georgetown.
Actual and proposed routes of the C&O Canal through the Alleghenies.
Low-angle bird's-eye view of central Washington toward the west and northwest with The Capitol in foreground. The Canal is visible running along the mall.
North Fork Mountain, West Virginia, looking south
C&O Canal in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania, the northernmost 3,000 footer in the Alleghenies.
Boat construction yard in Cumberland, MD
The Homestead, Hot Springs, Virginia, has catered to spa enthusiasts since 1766.
Map of Terminus in Cumberland in the mid 1890s. Yellow dots indicate modern highways as well as current (2013) location of Canal basin.
Shenandoah Mountain, at the easternmost limit of the Alleghenies.
Register of waybills in the Cumberland Office, in 1858. Each canal boat had to have a waybill, even if empty, for passage through the canal. Fines were levied for lack of a waybill.
Laurel Mountain, West Virginia, at the westernmost limit of the Alleghenies.
5 and 10 dollar notes, from C&O Canal company
Allegheny Mountain Tunnel, through Allegheny Mountain, services Interstate 76 in Pennsylvania.
Floodwaters around Lock 6 in 1936
New River Gorge, Section of the cliff at Endless Wall cliff.
Great Falls feeder culvert (no longer used) indicated by yellow arrow(14.08 mi), and Lock 18 (R).
Germany Valley, a scenic upland valley of eastern West Virginia.
Boat at Big Slackwater
The grand hotel at The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, was built in 1858.
An informal overflow. The towpath dips, allowing water to flow over it. Note the boards in the background for people to walk on.
The Blackwater Canyon, a rugged gorge in eastern West Virginia.
Paw Paw Tunnel
A Norfolk Southern train at Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania.
Remains of the inclined plane
Cheat Canyon, in Coopers Rock State Forest, northeastern West Virginia.
Culvert #30 lets Muddy Branch under the canal
Dolly Sods Wilderness, West Virginia: View from atop Breathed Mountain.
Repairs at Big Pool
Eastern entrance to the Paw Paw Tunnel on the C&O Canal towpath in Maryland.
Mules being fed.
Altoona, Pennsylvania, viewed from atop Brush Mountain.
A steamboat on the C&O Canal. Note the steering wheel and the smokestack on this boat
Children tethered to canal boat. This photo was probably taken in one of the Cumberland basins.
Model interior of a C&O Canal freight boat
Recent view of the 9 mile level (between 33 and 34 miles) where the ghosts were reported to haunt.
Monocacy aqueduct in 2011, where the ghost of a robber could allegedly be seen on moonless nights

The canal's principal cargo was coal from the Allegheny Mountains.

- Chesapeake and Ohio Canal

The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal—also begun in 1828, but at Georgetown—was also a public work of enormous economic and social significance for the Alleghenies.

- Allegheny Mountains
The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests lie on the eastern slopes of the Alleghenies. The Monongahela NF lies within the central Alleghenies.

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Cumberland, Maryland

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U.S. city in and the county seat of Allegany County, Maryland.

U.S. city in and the county seat of Allegany County, Maryland.

Map of Braddock's Military Road
Terminus of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal in Cumberland. Highway bridge is Interstate 68. Canal Place Museum is the brick building behind bridge.
A graph showing the population in Cumberland and Allegany County
Downtown Cumberland, Maryland
C&O Canal at Swain's Lock
Wills Creek
Downtown Cumberland
I-68/US 40 at its southwestern junction with US 220 in Cumberland

It also became an industrial center, served by major roads, railroads, and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, which connected Cumberland to Washington, D.C. and is now a national historical park.

Today, the rocks high above the water provide extensive views of the Allegheny Mountains.


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City in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the county seat of Allegheny County.

City in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the county seat of Allegheny County.

Fort Pitt Blockhouse, built by the British in 1764, is the oldest extant structure in Pittsburgh.
Monongahela River scene, 1857
Downtown facade memorializing Pittsburgh's industrial heritage with an image of legendary steelworker Joe Magarac
Pittsburgh in 1874, by Otto Krebs
Burning of Union Depot, Pittsburgh, during the Pittsburgh railroad strike of 1877
Pittsburgh in 1903
Downtown Pittsburgh and the Duquesne Incline from Mt. Washington
Pittsburgh's 90 distinct neighborhoods
Downtown Pittsburgh from Station Square
The Carnegie Library, Museums of Art and Natural History (foreground), Carnegie Mellon University (background)
The North Side
Bird's-eye view of Pittsburgh, 1902
The Shadyside neighborhood
Panorama of Pittsburgh, PA from the Duquesne Incline which shows the confluence of the Allegheny (left) and the Monongahela (right) rivers which merge to form the Ohio River (lower left)
ALCOSAN Treatment Plant
Map of racial distribution in Pittsburgh, 2010 U.S. census. Each dot is 25 people:
Phipps Conservatory
Benedum Center
Pittsburgh from the West End Overlook
PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates
Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Pittsburgh Panthers (football)
Petersen Events Center, home of Pittsburgh Panthers basketball
Palumbo Center, home of Duquesne Dukes basketball
Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix
The Pittsburgh City-County Building, the seat of government of the City of Pittsburgh.
2020 Presidential Election by Precinct Biden:     Trump:
A Ford Taurus and a Chevrolet Impala belonging to the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police
The University of Pittsburgh
Carnegie Mellon University
KDKA studios at Gateway Center
UPMC's flagship, UPMC Presbyterian
Allegheny General, the flagship of the Allegheny Health Network
Pittsburgh's numerous bridges visible from the air
The Steel Plaza subway station
Penn Station was built in 1903

The city developed as a vital link of the Atlantic coast and Midwest, as the mineral-rich Allegheny Mountains led to the region being contested by the French and British empires, Virginians, Whiskey Rebels, and Civil War raiders.

The Great Allegheny Passage and Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath connect the city directly to downtown Washington, D.C. (some 335 mi away) with a continuous bike/running trail.