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Author Event: “The Potomac River: A History & Guide” by Garrett Peck–Central

When: Back to Calendar September 17, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Arlington Central Library Auditorium
1015 N Quincy St
Arlington,VA 22201
USA
Cost: Free
Contact: 703-228-6321
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It Defines our Region and the Nation

Arlington resident, historian and author Garrett Peck is back with a valuable guide to the great Potomac River.

Our River begins in the Alleghenies and flows 383 miles through some of America s most historic lands before emptying into the Chesapeake Bay. The course of the river drove the development of the region and the path of a young republic. Maryland’s first Catholic settlers came to its banks in 1634, and George Washington helped settle the new capital on its shores. During the Civil War, the river divided North and South, and it witnessed the bloody Battle of Antietam.

Author Garrett Peck leads readers on a journey down the Potomac, from its first fount at Fairfax Stone in West Virginia to its mouth at Point Lookout in Maryland.

 

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