People wading in Miami and Erie canal in Dayton, Ohio   Save
People wading in Miami and Erie canal in Dayton, Ohio
Description: The original description reads: "This is the Taylor Street Canal Bridge taken March 22, 1911." This photo shows the state of the Miami and Erie canal in Dayton in the 1910s. The Miami and Erie Canal connected the Ohio River in Cincinnati and Lake Erie in Toledo and was completed in 1845. Running along the right of the canal is the "electric mule" track, a machine that ran on rails that would supposedly do away with the old method of mules and horses that propelled the canal boats. The electric mule never became widely used, however, as canals were almost completely abandoned shortly after the electric mule was developed in favor of pure rail transportation. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B02F05_006
Subjects: Canals--Ohio; Miami and Erie Canal (Ohio); Dayton (Ohio); Montgomery County (Ohio)
Places: Dayton (Ohio); Montgomery County (Ohio)