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Waste gates at Massillon photograph
Description: Photograph showing gates to a waste-way, which is a channel that diverts excess water. The caption beneath the photograph reads: "Waste Gates South of Fremony St. Massillon, O." The attached description located at the top of the photograph reads: "PHOTOGRAPH No. 73.| FREMONY ST. WASTE WAY, MASSILLON, O.| Timber in said gates in state of decay, leakage is also encountered. Should be repaired by constructing new gates." 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_073
Subjects: Waterworks; Rivers; Canals; Lakes & ponds; Dams
Places: Massillon (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio)