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Fort Wayne in Allen County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Wabash and Erie Canal Groundbreaking
 
Wabash and Erie Canal Groundbreaking Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, July 20, 2009
1. Wabash and Erie Canal Groundbreaking Marker
 
Inscription. On February 22, 1832, ground was broken two blocks north for the canal, which would link Lake Erie at Toledo with the Ohio River at Evansville. Jordan Vigus, Canal Commissioner, Charles W. Ewing, Samuel Hanna, Elias Murray participated in the ceremony.
 
Erected 1992 by Indiana Historical Bureau. (Marker Number 02.1992.2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers, and the Wabash & Erie Canal marker series.
 
Location. 41° 4.719′ N, 85° 9.905′ W. Marker is in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in Allen County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and Growth Avenue, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Wayne IN 46808, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lindenwood Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Camp Allen 1861-64 (approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing); "Johnny Appleseed" (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Miamis (approx. mile away); The First French Fort / The First Playground in Fort Wayne (approx. mile away); Maumee - Wabash Portage (approx. 0.8 miles away); The First Police Station (approx. 1.4 miles away); Richardville (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Wayne.
 
Wabash and Erie Canal Groundbreaking Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, July 20, 2009
2. Wabash and Erie Canal Groundbreaking Marker
View of historical marker at the corner of Growth Avenue and West Main Street.
 

 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for the Wabash and Erie Canal. (Submitted on July 24, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. The Wabash and Erie Canal. (Submitted on July 24, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. The Wabash-Erie Canal: The Great Waterway. The history of the Canal through Allen County, Indiana. Trace the Canal from Aboite township through downtown Fort Wayne to where it exits the County. (Submitted on July 24, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Wabash and Erie Canal Groundbreaking Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, July 20, 2009
3. Wabash and Erie Canal Groundbreaking Marker
View of historical marker looking east down West Main Street.
 
 
Wabash and Erie Canal Groundbreaking Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, July 20, 2009
4. Wabash and Erie Canal Groundbreaking Marker
View of historical marker looking north up Growth Avenue.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,189 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 24, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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