Date: 1970
Photographer: F. W. Trevorrow
Source: Jack Gieck, A Photo Album of Ohio's Canal Era, 1825-1913, Kent State University Press, 1988, 1992 .
Collection: Unknown
Description: "South of Wilson's Mill the canal meanders through the woods in a section known as the Pinery. The canal has been maintained in this area since 1913 to provide industrial cooling water for a Cleveland steel mill. This section of the canal is said to have been well known to teenager James A. Garfield, who worked as a driver, or muleskinner, on his uncle's boat one summer, many years before he had presidential ambitions. Garfield gave up his life as a canaler after contracting malaria. Mile: 15."
A Photo Album of Ohio's Canal Era, 1825-1913, Kent State University Press, 1988, 1992, courtesy University of Akron Archives.


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