Near Delphi in Carroll County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Packet or passenger boats served meals and were equipped with sleeping berths. Other canal travelers, on Line Boats or anyone who had reached their destination, needed a hotel or inn often called a House or Tavern. Travelers could stop here, at Pittsburg or Paragon down river, or in Delphi. Serving meals and providing accommodations for overnight guests became a good business along the entire length of Wabash and Erie canal.
Erected by Canal Society of Indiana, Land donated by Grantham Family.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Wabash & Erie Canal series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Delphi IN 46923, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carrollton on the Wabash (here, next to this marker); The Carrollton Bridge (here, next to this marker); The Wabash & Erie Canal (a few steps from this marker); Trail of Death (approx. 2 miles away); Site of Cabin Home Gen. Samuel Milroy (approx. 3.8 miles away); Samuel Milroy (approx. 3.8 miles away); Loom House Weaver (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Paper Maker's Shop (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delphi.
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 September 8, 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 (Submitted on September 8, 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 September 8, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
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