1 hr 26 min

Episode 3 - Maryland & DC: A History of Transportation Sea to Shining Sea

    • Society & Culture

The American Discovery Trail's approach through Maryland and Washington DC tells a history of American transportation. After following minor roads and--by necessity--taking a car over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, the route leads a traveler past Annapolis's naval base, Bowie's rail hub, College Park's airport (the oldest continuously operating one in the world), and the C&O Canal. And that's certainly not the extent of the history, in a state that was marked by early religious persecution, caught in the middle of the Civil War, and home to a capitol that reshaped its priorities. This episode features interviews with the ADT State Coordinators for Maryland and Washington DC, Peter Schoettle and Donna Loop respectively, along with Alexander Lothstein, the School Programs Manager for the Maryland Historical Society.

The American Discovery Trail's approach through Maryland and Washington DC tells a history of American transportation. After following minor roads and--by necessity--taking a car over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, the route leads a traveler past Annapolis's naval base, Bowie's rail hub, College Park's airport (the oldest continuously operating one in the world), and the C&O Canal. And that's certainly not the extent of the history, in a state that was marked by early religious persecution, caught in the middle of the Civil War, and home to a capitol that reshaped its priorities. This episode features interviews with the ADT State Coordinators for Maryland and Washington DC, Peter Schoettle and Donna Loop respectively, along with Alexander Lothstein, the School Programs Manager for the Maryland Historical Society.

1 hr 26 min

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