Canal Fever Lynn Metzger

ISBN: 9781283158503

Published: May 10th 2014

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393 pages


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Canal Fever  by  Lynn Metzger

Canal Fever by Lynn Metzger
May 10th 2014 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 393 pages | ISBN: 9781283158503 | 8.37 Mb

Original essays on the past, present, and future of the Ohio & Erie Canal -- Combining original essays based on the past, present, and future of the Ohio & Erie Canal, Canal Fever showcases the research and writing of the best and mostMoreOriginal essays on the past, present, and future of the Ohio & Erie Canal -- Combining original essays based on the past, present, and future of the Ohio & Erie Canal, Canal Fever showcases the research and writing of the best and most knowledgeable canal historians, archaeologists, and enthusiasts.

Each contributor brings his or her expertise to tell the canals story in three parts: the canal erathe creation of the canal and its importance to Ohios early growth- the canals declinethe decades when the canal was merely a ditch and path in backyards all over northeast Ohio- and finally the rediscovery of this old transportation system and its transformation into a popular recreational resource, the Ohio & Erie Canalway. Included are many voices from the past, such as canalers, travelers, and immigrants, stories of canal use through various periods, and current interviews with many individuals involved in the recent revitalization of the canal.

Accompanying the essays are a varied and interesting selection of photographs of sites, events, and people, as well as original maps and drawings by artist Chuck Ayers. Canal Fever takes a broad approach to the canal and what it has meant to Ohio from its original function in the states growth its present-day function in revitalizing our region. Canal buffs, historians, educators, engineers, and those interested in urban revitalization will appreciate its extensive use of primary source materials and will welcome this comprehensive collection.



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