|A Year of Indiana History - 2016|
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.
A Year of Indiana History - 2016
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