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Description: James Geddes (1763-1838) was a self-trained engineer and surveyor. In 1822, the Ohio Canal Commission hired Geddes to survey possible canal routes in the state. His routes eventually became the routes of the Ohio and Erie Canal and the Miami and Erie Canal. He also helped plot the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. The engraving comes from Henry Howe's "Historical Collections of Ohio," 1909. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL03970
Subjects: Canals--Ohio; Ohio Economy--Transportation and Development; Surveying
Places: Printed Material Collection