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Wabash and Erie Canal

Location: North side, 108 W. Main Street, Petersburg. (Pike County, Indiana)

Erected 1992 Indiana Historical Bureau

ID# : 63.1992.1

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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, Lafayette, and Terre Haute.

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Transportation, Business, Industry, and Labor