Completed in 1832, the 309-mile-long Ohio and Erie Canal connected Cleveland, Columbus, and several other cities. This vital transportation link provided access to Eastern markets and within a span of 35 years, canals transformed Ohio from a rural frontier wilderness into the nation’s leader in agricultural output and third most populous state by 1860. Although the Great Flood of 1913 destroyed the system as a commercial enterprise, today the Ohio and Erie Canal is enjoying a rebirth as a recreational resource.
About the Author
Boone Triplett is the editor of Towpaths and vice president of the Canal Society of Ohio (CSO). Images were selected from the CSO archives, academic institutions, historical foundations, libraries, museums, and private collections.
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing; Illustrated edition (August 25, 2014)
Paperback : 128 pages
ISBN-10 : 1467112526
ISBN-13 : 978-1467112529
Item Weight : 11.2 ounces
Dimensions : 6.5 x 0.31 x 9.25 inches