Erie & Ohio Canalway Marker

Ohio & Erie Canalway

National Heritage Area
Northern Ohio

August 13, 2016 • 11am – 5pm

At the beginning of the 19th century, Ohio was geographically isolated from the mainstream of economic vitality. The Ohio & Erie Canal, built in the 1820s and 1830s, was carved from the wilderness to provide an invaluable link — from Lake Erie to the Ohio River — in the nation’s transportation system. The canal played an important role in the country’s economy at a time when the United States was
establishing itself as a new nation. Raw materials and products from Ohio could be shipped to the East Coast and supply its growing cities and industries.

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