C&O Canal Buttons


Notes:
This page features buttons and pins (and one Medal) that are related to the C&O Canal.



1911_gorman c1911 Button
This button isn't actually a C&O Canal button, but I include it because Arthur Pue Gorman was the president of the C&O Canal company. This button was from when he ran for Governor, about 1911.
1934 1934 Button
This button is for the 1934 "boatmen's reunion". The canal closed down in 1924, so 1934 would have been the 10 year anniversary of the canal closing. Apparently the boatmen got together for a reunion that year.
1971 1971 Button
This button is for the 17th annual C&O Canal Association's reunion/celebration hike. This hike was from Spring Gap to Cumberland. The C&O Canal Association still has a hike on the canal every year, to commemorate the famous hike of Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglass.
wcd_1980 1980 Button
This button is from the "Williamsport MD C&O Canal days" in 1980.
wcd_1981 c1980 Button
This button is from the 5th annual "Williamsport MD C&O Canal days". That event started in 1976, so the 5th annual one would have been in 1980
pin_08 1981 button
This elaborate button seems to commemorate the Lions Club in cumberland MD from 1931-1981. It features 4 separate buttons linked together by chains.
1985 1985 Pin
This pin from 1985 commemorates the 144 year anniversary of the Great Falls tavern, and includes a C&O canal boat hanging off the bottom.
1993 1993 Button
This button has "Clear Springs Lions Club" on the top, and the date 1993. includes a C&O canal boat hanging off the bottom.
2002 2002 thru 2006 Pins
These pins are from 2002 through 2006 - each one depicting something on the C&O canal.
pin_00 Pin - date unknown
This pin is from the Hancock Lions club, commemorating the C&O Canal.
pin_01 Button - date unknown
This button has a canal boat pulled by 2 mules, which can slide to the right or left.
pin_02 Medal - date unknown
This medal was made for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).
pin_03 Pin - date unknown
This plastic pin is for a Junior Park Ranger.
pin_04 Button - date unknown
This button says "I survived the C&O Canal".
pin_05 Button - date unknown
This button says "C AND O". I think it might be from the C&O Railroad, and not the Canal.
pin_06 Button - date unknown
This button has a picture of a boat on the canal.
pin_07 Button - date unknown
This button is from Canal Place in Cumberland MD.
wcd_01 Button - date unknown
This button is from the "C&O Canal Days" in Williamsport MD.
wcd_02 Button - date unknown
This button is from the "C&O Canal Days" in Williamsport MD.





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This page last updated on March 22, 2015.