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Marker Details

Historical Marker:

Illinois and Michigan Canal


Picture:
Image Courtesy of William Furry
Location:
The marker is located on the lawn of the I&M Canal Toll Collectors House at 1221 Columbus St, Ottawa.
Latitude:
41.3529
Longitude:
-88.8416
Dedication Date:
01/01/1956
Dedication By:
State of Illinois

Marker Description:
This historic artery of travel was commenced in 1836 and finished in 1848. By carrying pioneers and their produce between Lake Michigan and the Illinois Valley, it figured largely in the development of Northern Illinois. Superseded by the Deep Waterway after fifty years of use, it is now devoted to recreational purposes.
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