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Site of the Central Canal

Location: At Central Canal, behind North State Office Building at 100 N. Senate Avenue, Indianapolis. (Marion County, Indiana)

Erected 1992 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Marion County-Indianapolis Historical Society

ID# : 49.1992.5

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Authorized by Indiana's 1836 Internal Improvement Act, Central Canal conceived as link in transportation system connecting Wabash and Erie Canal with Ohio River. State's bankruptcy in 1839 prevented completion of Central Canal. Canal has since provided hydraulic power, fresh water and recreation.

Keywords

Transportation, Business, Industry, and Labor