Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical ParkThe layers of red sandstone, siltstone, shale and limestone beneath the limekilns on the other side of the canal are like pages in a book to geologists. These folded, even rock layers indicate that millions of years ago this area was covered by a shallow sea. As the waters swelled and retreated, due to climatic change and tectonic plate movement, the colorful layers of sedimentary rock were exposed.
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|Placed By||National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, July 25th, 2016 at 9:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 737863 N 4395602|
|Decimal Degrees||39.67715000, -78.22661667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 40.629', W 78° 13.597'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 40' 37.74" N, 78° 13' 35.82" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||301, 240|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Western Maryland Rail Trail, Hancock MD 21750, US|
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