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Source Books - Canal

Many of these books are available at the Amos Memorial Public Library, in the reference/Genealogical sections, or through the Ohio Historical Society. Links are established to Shelby County Historical Society [SCHS] materials available elsewhere on the web.Many of these books are available at the Amos Memorial Public Library, in the reference/Genealogical sections, or through the Ohio Historical Society. Links are established to Shelby County Historical Society [SCHS] materials available elsewhere on the web.

Eichenauer, Sarah. A Historical and Descriptive Study of the Miami and Erie Canal. A research paper presented to Dr. Robert Clark at Wright State University by Sarah 6/1973.

Gieck, Jack. "A Photo Album of Ohio's Canal Era 1825-1913." Published by Kent State University Press.

McElheny-Owen, Judy. Canal Boat Will Link Restaurant With The Past. "The Sidney Daily News", October 28, 1995.

Drago, Harry. Canal Days in America. Published by Bramhall House, New York.

Blanchard, Forrest. Canal Had Impact. "The Sidney Daily News", December 27, 1989.

The Roscoe Village Foundation, Coshocton, Ohio. Canals of Ohio.

Raterman, Clarence. Canals Usher In A New Era of Prosperity".

"The Dayton Daily News", June 3, 1992.

Early History of Ft. Loramie. Produced by the Ft. Loramie Historical Association, 1987.

Freytag, Dan. Various notes and records.

Skinner, Herbert, K. Historic Fort Loramie, A Story of Discovery and Conquest. Produced by the Ft. Loramie Historical Association. Publication date unknown.

Hitchcock, A.B.C. "History of Shelby County." Published in 1913.

Sutton, R. History of Shelby County, Ohio. Original edition produced by R. Sutton and published in Philadelphia, PA in 1883. The second edition (including name index) produced by the Historical Society Second Edition, printed by Hammer Graphics in Piqua, 1968.

Prof. J.E. Hagerty, C.P. McClelland and C.C. Huntington. History of the Ohio Canals. Their construction, cost, use and partial abandonment. Published in 1905 by the Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society. Clarified and copyrighted 1992 by Arthur W. McGraw.

Henderson, Chris. Locks Made Village Boomtown. "The Sidney Sidney Daily News", March 21, 1992.

Miami-Erie Canal. "The Sidney Daily News", November 11, 1985.

Morthhorst, Michael. "The Miami & Erie Canal and the Sidney Feeder Canal in Miami County, Ohio and Shelby County, Ohio." A Canal Society of Ohio Tour Book. Published in 1997.

"The Miami and Erie Canal, Symbol of an Era." Produced and published by Carillon Park in Dayton, Ohio. Publication date unknown.

Fox, Bill. Money Woes Keep Locks in Historical Backwater. "The Dayton Daily News", September 9, 1973.

The Ohio Historical Society Historic Places web site - www.ohiohistory.org/places and "Ohio’s History is Calling YOU!, Guide and Map to Ohio Historical Society sites.

Ohio’s Historic Canals, Canal Society of Ohio website - www.infient.com/~lstevens/canal

"Piqua Courier", April, 1837.

"Piqua Daily Call", February 21, 1971.

Ludwig, Charles. "Playmates of the Towpath: Memories of the Canal Swimmers Society." Published in 1929.

"Shelby County Democrat", May 7, 1852, March 26, 1915.

"Sidney Daily News", Sesquicentennial Edition, August 3, 1885, March 29, 1886, November 18, 1892, September 25, 1895, March 25, 1897, May 7, 1907, May 10, December 6 & 20, 1940, August 7, 1980, January 28, 1989, September 18, 1990.

"Sidney Journal", January 27, 1905.

Seyler, Sherilyn and Kupper, Kathleen. Teaching With Historic Places. The Building of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. Lesson Plan #10. Produced and published by the National Register of Historic Places and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Publication date unknown.

May, Ralph. The Swinging Bridges Over the Miami & Erie Canal. Published in 1967.

Bush, Cathy. Trustees To Take Over Canal Tract. "The Sidney Daily News", July 16, 1985.

"Western Herald", September 22 and October 8, 1831.

Hatcher, Harlan. The Western Reserve: The Story of New Connecticut in Ohio. Published by Bobbs-Merril Company.

Wright, Terry. A series of articles on the Miami Canal dated April 13, October 23, December 8, 1985, July 30, 1986, and March 20, 1991.

Wuebker, Margie. "The Sidney Daily News" articles on the canal on March 31, 1990, and April 10, 1993.

Zunk, Ray. Various programs on the Miami & Erie Canal.

The 1953 Sesquicentennial edition of the Sidney Daily News quoted Henry Sherman of Ft. Loramie, who had talked to many old residents in town, about the arrival of the first canal boat in Ft. Loramie. "It stuck in the mud south of town and was visited by the whole population. Its arrival was hailed with great joy."

Illustrations/Photos

Gieck, Jack. "A Photo Album of Ohio's Canal Era 1825-1913." Published by Kent State University Press. Variety of photos.

Drago, Harry. Canal Days in America. Published by Bramhall House, New York. Variety of photos.

Early History of Ft. Loramie. Produced by the Ft. Loramie Historical Association, 1987.

Prof. J.E. Hagerty, C.P. McClelland and C.C. Huntington. History of the Ohio Canals. Their construction, cost, use and partial abandonment. Published in 1905 by the Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society. Clarified and copyrighted 1992 by Arthur W. McGraw. Graphic of canal construction embankment requirements.

"The Miami and Erie Canal, Symbol of an Era." Produced and published by Carillon Park in Dayton, Ohio. Publication date unknown. Graphic of how boat moves through lock system.

Casad-Lodge, Sherrie; Homan, Tom; Wallace, Rich; miscellaneous photographs.

Canal boat at south side of Sidney, courtesy of City of Sidney.

Thompson, Herman. Line art of Sgt. Baker. Sgt. Baker JUST FOR KIDS logo developed by Sherrie Casad-Lodge.

 

'Canal' segment written in December, 1998 by Rich Wallace

 

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