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Wabash and Erie Canal Groundbreaking

Location: 1716 West Main Street at Growth Avenue, NE corner, Fort Wayne. (Allen County, Indiana)

Erected 1992 Indiana Historical Bureau.

ID# : 02.1992.2

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On February 22, 1832, ground was broken two blocks north for the canal, which would link Lake Erie at Toledo with the Ohio River at Evansville. Jordan Vigus, Canal Commissioner, Charles W. Ewing, Samuel Hanna, and Elias Murray participated in the ceremony.

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