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Near Oakland City in Pike County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Wabash and Erie Canal Completed 1853

 
 
Wabash and Erie Canal Completed 1853 Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 1, 2011
1. Wabash and Erie Canal Completed 1853 Marker
Inscription. The approximately 460 mile canal from Toledo, Ohio, to Evansville, Indiana, was the longest canal built in the United States. Here a section constructed above the natural land surface to prevent flooding and erosion, remains intact.
 
Erected 1976 by Bicentennial Project Wood Memorial U. S. History Students-Kiwanis Club, Oakland City. (Marker Number 26.1976.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers, and the Wabash & Erie Canal marker series.
 
Location. 38° 22.83′ N, 87° 20.104′ W. Marker is near Oakland City, Indiana, in Pike County. Marker is on Indiana Route 57 north of County Route 150N, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oakland City IN 47660, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James Washington Cockrum (approx. 3.1 miles away); Wabash & Erie Canal (approx. 7.9 miles away); Wabash and Erie Canal (approx. 8 miles away); June 2, 1990 Tornado Memorial (approx. 8.3 miles away); Revolutionary War Memorial (approx.
Obverse Side - - Wabash and Erie Canal Completed 1853 Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 1, 2011
2. Obverse Side - - Wabash and Erie Canal Completed 1853 Marker
8.3 miles away); Pike County War Memorial (approx. 8.3 miles away); Morton Cemetery (approx. 8.6 miles away); The Buffalo Trace (approx. 9.3 miles away).
 
More about this marker. When these photos were taken the amount of greenery prevented seeing any water-way. If any-one can photograph the canal water-way when the greenery dies back, please attach photos and comments. Use "Add Photo" for photos. Thank You ! !
 
Also see . . .
1. "The Men who dug the Canal"::. A light and lively song with many old photos of canal builders in the process of digging a canal. (Submitted on October 3, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

2. "Angel of the Canal" ::. Many fell ill digging canals. In frontier days there were few doctors and medicine was scarce. In the Brecksville, Ohio area Mrs. Johnson became known as the "Angel of the Canal" for her care of the ill. (Submitted on October 3, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Looking North - - Wabash and Erie Canal Completed 1853 Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 1, 2011
3. Looking North - - Wabash and Erie Canal Completed 1853 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 417 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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