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Obverse Side - - Wabash and Erie Canal Completed 1853 Marker image, Touch for more information
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 1, 2011
Obverse Side - - Wabash and Erie Canal Completed 1853 Marker
Indiana (Pike County), Oakland City — 26.1976.1 — Wabash and Erie Canal Completed 1853
The approximately 460 mile canal from Toledo, Ohio, to Evansville, Indiana, was the longest canal built in the United States. Here a section constructed above the natural land surface to prevent flooding and erosion, remains intact. — Map (db m47811) HM
Indiana (Pike County), Petersburg — June 2, 1990 Tornado Memorial
. . . — Map (db m23563) HM
Indiana (Pike County), Petersburg — Pike County War Memorial
(Center Panel:) In Memory of the Men and Women of Pike County who gave their lives for Democracy Korean Robert E. Kirby • John F. Scherer • Donald W. Sharp • John White, Jr • Wayne Leffler World War . . . — Map (db m23363) WM
Indiana (Pike County), Petersburg — Revolutionary War Memorial — Pike County Indiana
In memory of the Soldiers and Patriots of the Revolutionary War buried beneath Pike County Soil (Row One:) Josiah Arnold • William Black • James Brenton • John Chambers • Jonathan Conger • John Coonrod • Samuel Dedman • . . . — Map (db m23354) WM
Indiana (Pike County), Petersburg — 63.1966.1 — The Buffalo Trace
Crossed White River at a nearby ford. It was made by migrating buffalo herds. The trace ran from Vincennes to Louisville and was the only through trail in pioneer days. — Map (db m23217) HM
Indiana (Pike County), Petersburg — 63.1992.1 — Wabash and Erie Canal
Site of depot for canal which passed through town at foot of Main Street. Operations through Petersburg ceased 1860. Constructed 1832-1853, canal was nation's longest, connecting Lake Erie at Toledo with Ohio River at Evansville, through Fort Wayne, . . . — Map (db m23215) HM

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