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Historical Marker:

Illinois and Michigan Canal


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Location:
The marker is located in Ottawa, on the south bank of the canal. It is midway between Columbia and LaSalle Streets.
Latitude:
41.3529
Longitude:
-88.8421
Dedication Date:
01/01/1935
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 Superseded by the Deep Waterway after fifty years of use, it is now devoted to recreational purposes.
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