Friday, May 26, 2017

Hoosier Dusty Files - May 26, 1824 - Congress Authorizes Funds For Indiana to Survey Canal

A Year of Indiana History - 2016
A Year of Indiana History - 2016

May 26, 1824 - Congress Authorizes Funds For Indiana to Survey Canal
Congress approved funds to the State of Indiana to survey a route for a canal. This eventually became the Wabash and Erie Canal. It would span 468 miles across Indiana and Ohio, connecting it the Erie Canal via the Great Lakes with Evansville on the Ohio River. The Wabash and Erie actually consisted of four main canals, the Miami and Erie Canal, the Wabash and Erie Canal, the Cross Cut Canal and the Central Canal.
The survey would reserve a route that included a ninety-foot strip of land along each side of the proposed canal.

Indiana possesses a rich history that is fun to read and learn. This Hoosier Dusty Files is in an easy to read “this day in history format” and includes articles from the author's A Year in Indiana History series. Visitors may read the articles as they appear or purchase the book:
A Year of Indiana History - 2016
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