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Historic Photos of Cleveland - Ohio and Erie Canal, Cleveland 1859

An excerpt from "Historic Photos of Cleveland" by Ronald Burdick and Margaret L. Baughman

"This is the earliest known photograph of the Ohio and Erie Canal in Cleveland ca. 1859. Built in 1832, the canal's usefulness was ending as railroads became the preferred means of transport. These buildings stood in the East Flats area and the high ground visible at rear is a residential area south and east of downtown Cleveland."

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