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Wabash and Erie Canal

Location: Bicycle Bridge Road, 0.1 mile north of US 421 & SR 25 intersection at the trailhead access & parking for Historic Delphi Trails, west edge of Delphi. (Carroll County, Indiana)

Erected 1992 Indiana Historical Bureau

ID# : 08.1992.1

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Constructed 1832-1853, canal was nation's longest, connection Lake Erie at Toledo with Ohio River at Evansville. Key portion in Carroll County included Deer Creek Lake Dam, constructed 1838-1840 (1 mile west). Various canal structures are still in evidence.

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Transportation, Business, Industry, and Labor