“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Montezuma in Parke County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Wabash & Erie Canal

Wabash & Erie Canal Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, November 18, 2007
1. Wabash & Erie Canal Marker
Inscription. The Wabash & Erie was the longest canal built in North America, running from Toledo to Evansville. Montezuma was the main port of Parke County. This portion was abandoned about 1865.
Erected 1966 by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission. (Marker Number 61.1966.1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers, and the Wabash & Erie Canal marker series.
Location. 39° 47.561′ N, 87° 22.384′ W. Marker is in Montezuma, Indiana, in Parke County. Marker is on U.S. 36 near Water Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. There is a frontage street called Crawford Street onto which you can park. Marker is in this post office area: Montezuma IN 47862, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Montezuma Cemetery (approx. mile away); Oakland Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Hillsdale Steps (approx. 1.1 miles away); Christmas (Noel) Dagenet (approx. 1.9 miles away); Armiesburg (approx. 2.4 miles away); Hixon Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away); Replica of Ernie Pyle Monument
Wabash & Erie Canal Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, November 18, 2007
2. Wabash & Erie Canal Marker
In the background is the Wabash River Bridge on the west side of Montezuma.
(approx. 4.3 miles away); 10 O'Clock Line (approx. 5.8 miles away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Montezuma.
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 July 8, 2009, 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 July 11, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,508 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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