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Presidents of the Potomac:  Great Falls of the Potomac

Presidents of the Potomac: Great Falls of the Potomac

Artist
drawn by G. Beck, Philadelphia ; engraved by J. Cartwright, London.
Date of Work
1802
Credit
Library of Congress

Presidents of the Potomac: Great Falls of the Potomac

As a water route to the interior the Potomac River presented physical difficulties in various obstructions to navigation, which, though picturesque, required canals to bypass. One such spot was Great Falls, shown here in 1802 in an engraving by G. Beck and T. Cartwright.