Wabash and Erie Canal Completed 1853
Location: SR 57, west side of highway between Patoka River & South Fork of Patoka River bridges, 3.5 miles north of Oakland City. (Pike County, Indiana). MARKER IS MISSING.
Bicentennial Project Wood Memorial U. S. History Students-Kiwanis Club, Oakland City
ID# : 63.1976.1
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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.
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