Cleveland's First Infrastructure:
The Ohio & Erie Canal
Sources consulted in the creation of this site
Chase, Philander D. "A Stake in the West: George Washington as Backcountry Surveyor and Landholder," in George Washington and the Virginia Backcountry. Edited by Warren R. Hofstra. 159-194. Madison: Madison House, 1998.
Cleveland WPA Project. Annals of Cleveland 1818-1935. Cleveland: Cleveland WPA Project, 1938-, 1938. [Scholar]
"The Connecticut Land Co." (1997). In Encyclopedia of Cleveland History, [online]. (1999, April 30).
"Explorations." (1997). In Encyclopedia of Cleveland History, [online]. (1999, April 30).
George Washington's Mount Vernon. (1996). "1753: George Washington's Mission to the Ohio,"[online]. (1999, April 30).
Gieck, Jack. Ohio's Canal Era: the Ditch that Brought the World to the Wilderness, a Discussion Guide for the Three-Part Video Series. Akron: Cinemark, 1991.
Ohio's Canal Era : Part I: Historical Background. [Videorecording]. Akron: Cinemark, 1991.
Ohio's Canal Era : Part 2: The Ohio & Erie Canal. [Videorecording]. Akron: Cinemark, 1991.
A Photo Album of Ohio's Canal Era, 1825-1913. Kent: Kent State University Press, 1988, 1992.
Irving, Washington. Life of George Washington. New York: Putnam, 1859.
Jackson, James S. and Margot Jackson. The Colorful Era of the Ohio Canal. (Originally written for the Ohio Canal Sesquicentennial Commission of 1977.) Revised and reprinted. Akron: Summit County Historical Society, 1981.
"Kelley, Alfred." (1997). In Encyclopedia of Cleveland History, [online]. (1999, April 30).
Kennedy, James Harrison. A History of Cleveland: its settlement, rise and progress, 1796-1896. Cleveland: The Imperial Press, 1896.
Kilbourn, John. Public Documents, concerning the Ohio canals, which are to connect Lake Erie with the Ohio River, comprising a complete official history of these great works of internal improvement. Columbus, 1828.
MacCabe, Julius P. Bolivar. First Directory of Cleveland and Ohio City 1837. Reproduced and presented by the Guardian Savings and Trust Company. [Cleveland]: The Company, 1908.
"The Ohio and Erie Canal." (1998). In Encyclopedia of Cleveland History, [online] (1999, April 30).
Orth, Samuel P. A History of Cleveland Ohio. Volume I. Chicago-Cleveland: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1910.
Smith, Thomas H. The Mapping of Ohio: the delineation of the State of Ohio through the use of manuscript maps, printed maps, and plats, sketches and plans from original map makers with a narrative which describes each map from contemporary sources. Kent: Kent State University Press, 1977.
Tackabury, Mead & Moffit. Combination atlas map of Summit county, Ohio, compiled, drawn and published from personal examinations and surveys. [Includes col. maps, illus., ports. 44 cm.] Philadelphia: Tackabury, Mead & Moffit, 1874. [Location: Map Collection, Cleveland Public Library.]
Tamburro, Samuel J. The Ohio & Erie Canal: Including Other Major Canals of the Early Republic. Akron: University of Akron (research project), 1997.
Tanner, H. S. A New Map of Ohio with its canals, roads, and distances. [Map, color, 34 x 28 cm. on sheet 41 x 32 cm.] Philadelphia: H. S. Tanner, [1839?], ca. 1836. [Location: Map Collection of Cleveland Public Library.]
Unrau, Harlan D. and Nick Scrattish. Historic Structure Report: Ohio and Erie Canal, Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area, Ohio. Washington D.C. (?): U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 1984.
Washington, George. The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources 1745-1799. Edited by John C. Fitzpatrick, Washington: Government Printing Office, 1939.
"The Western Reserve." (1997). In Encyclopedia of Cleveland History, [online]. (1999, April 30).
Cleveland's First Infrastructure is a project of Cleveland State University Library Special Collections, and was made possible by a grant from the Cleveland Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers. It seems appropriate that this exhibit, which highlights the achievement of civil engineers of the early 19th century, premiered during National Engineers Week and on the eve of the birthday of military engineer and land surveyor George Washington. We hope that this site will serve as a gateway through which people can learn about the canal, identify resources for further investigation of canal engineering and history, and find opportunities to visit preserved areas of the Ohio & Erie Canal in Ohio.