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The Central Canal

Location: Illinois Street & Westfield Boulevard, Indianapolis. (Marion County, Indiana)

Erected by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission, 1966

ID# : 49.1966.2

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Part of a statewide canal system begun in the late 1830's. The Central was projected from Peru to Worthington via Marion and Martinsville. Twenty-four miles were completed in this region. Railroads soon replaced the canals.

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Transportation, Business, Industry, and Labor