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Karen Gray

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Born in Big Valley, Alberta, Karen Gray grew up in Spokane, Washington and she holds a BA from Whitworth University in Spokane; a three-year post-graduate degree from the Harvard Divinity School; and a Ph.D. in philosophy of religion from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. For 20 years she developed educational tours in the mid-Atlantic states for the Smithsonian Institution’s educational program. She began researching and walking on the Canal in 1977 and she now serves the C&O Canal NHP as an expert on the canal’s history and engineering. She also teaches non-credit classes in history, literature, and philosophy for Hagerstown and Frederick Community Colleges.