Goshen in Elkhart County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Goshen Dam and Millrace Hydraulic Canal
Millrace Canal Trail
The building on the canal ushered in a new era of industrialization in Goshen and a number of firms sprang up along the canal's banks to take advantage of the inexpensive source of power. Over the years the use of the canal has evolved from the generation of electricity to a recreational waterway. Ownership of the canal was transferred to the city by NIPSCO in 1968, and is now under the control of the Park and Recreation Department. In 1992 the dam was replaced at a cost of $2 million.
Erected by Goshen Parks and Recreation Department.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1867.
Location. 41° 33.693′ N, 85° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Goshen IN 46526, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pioneer Dierdorff Cemetery Folk Lore (approx. 0.4 miles away); A History of the Winona (approx. half a mile away); The Engines of the Winona (approx. 0.9 miles away); Goshen College (approx. 0.9 miles away); Shanklin Park (approx. one mile away); Violett Cemetery (approx. one mile away); A History of the Winona / Bethany Christian Schools (approx. 1.2 miles away); Waterford Elementary School (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goshen.
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