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Lafayette in Tippecanoe County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

To Commemorate The Wabash and Erie Canal

Which Operated 1841 - - 1872

 
 
To Commemorate The Wabash and Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, August 8, 2010
1. To Commemorate The Wabash and Erie Canal Marker
(Click on any of these photos to see the details.)
Inscription. Between Toledo, Ohio, and Evansville, Indiana. And which, through Lafayette paralleled the Wabash River, crossing Main Street at the East end of the bridge.
 
Erected 1941 by General De Lafayette Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Wabash & Erie Canal marker series.
 
Location. 40° 25.141′ N, 86° 53.62′ W. Marker is in Lafayette, Indiana, in Tippecanoe County. Marker is on Main Street west of North 4th Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Located on the North side of the Tippecanoe County Courthouse in Lafayette, Indiana. Marker is in this post office area: Lafayette IN 47901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Tippecanoe County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); General Lafayette - Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); 1825 Lafayette 1925 (within shouting distance of this marker); A Tribute to Joe Rumpza - The Vegetable King (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Purple Heart Memorial
Wide View - - To Commemorate The Wabash and Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, August 8, 2010
2. Wide View - - To Commemorate The Wabash and Erie Canal Marker
(about 500 feet away); Earl & Hatcher Block (about 600 feet away); Big Four Depot (about 700 feet away); John Purdue Block (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Lafayette.
 
Also see . . .
1. "Wabash & Erie Canal Park" - Delphi, Indiana::. This organization has the greatest concentration and most of the known remains of the Wabash & Erie Canal in Indiana. The many links on this web site are very interesting and fun to work with. (Submitted on August 9, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

2. "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 August 9, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

3. "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 August 9, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Long View - - To Commemorate The Wabash and Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, August 8, 2010
3. Long View - - To Commemorate The Wabash and Erie Canal Marker
North / East Corner - - Tippecanoe County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, August 8, 2010
4. North / East Corner - - Tippecanoe County Courthouse
South / East Corner - - Tippecanoe County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, August 8, 2010
5. South / East Corner - - Tippecanoe County Courthouse
8-inch Siege Howitzer image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, August 8, 2010
6. 8-inch Siege Howitzer
The cannon is just a short walk away and sits on a concrete pad with '1861 - 65' noted on its base.
Muzzle of Siege Howitzer image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, August 8, 2010
7. Muzzle of Siege Howitzer
Muzzle markings indicating this howitzer was the second of a production batch produced by Fort Pitt Foundry. It was produced in 1862 and inspected by John Rufus Edie. It weighed 2,513 pounds at that time.
Breech of 8-inch Howitzer image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, August 8, 2010
8. Breech of 8-inch Howitzer
30-pdr Parrott Rifle image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, August 8, 2010
9. 30-pdr Parrott Rifle
Muzzle View of 30-pdr Parrott image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, August 8, 2010
10. Muzzle View of 30-pdr Parrott
The markings indicate this rifled gun was produced in 1863 by West Point Foundry, New York. It was inspected by Alfred Mordecai, Jr. (initials A.M.) and weighed 4,206 pounds. The 4.2 on the lower right notes the diameter of the bore, and the alternative name for this type of cannon.
4.2-inch or 30-pdr Parrott image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, August 8, 2010
11. 4.2-inch or 30-pdr Parrott
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 768 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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