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Old timber wall photograph
Description: Photograph showing a canal wall, which is a structure used to prevent soil or debris blocking the flow of water. The caption beneath the photograph reads: "Old Timber Wall at Defiance Outlet Lock, July, 1916." This photograph is part of a series taken by the Board of the Ohio Department of Public Works to document the disrepair of the infrastructure of the Ohio and Erie Canal and Miami-Erie Canal systems in 1916, showing the physical condition of each structure. The Ohio Department of Public Works is one of the oldest departments of state government in continuous existence. Among its other duties, this department was charged with maintenance and administration of the Ohio & Erie and Miami-Erie Canals. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA936AV_B01_038
Subjects: Waterworks; Rivers; Lakes & ponds; Canals; Dams; Bridges; Ohio Economy--Transportation and Development
Places: Defiance (Ohio); Defiance County (Ohio)