The Ohio and Erie Canal

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 2:30pm

It has been 196 years since the Ohio Legislature first authorized the establishment of canals by the state. Though today, on a quiet bicycle ride up or down the Towpath Trail, the remnants of the Ohio and Erie Canal might seem fairly small and inconsequential – this is not the case. The State of Ohio, and particularly this region of Ohio, were greatly impacted by the development of the Ohio and Erie Canal.


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