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Whitewater Canal Company

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      The White Water Canal was authorized by The Internal Improvements Act in 1836. It was one of several projects started by this act.
      The canal started in Lawrenceburg and originally ended at Cambridge City, on the old National Road. Hagerstown merchants financed the extension to their town, making the canal 75 miles long. This project was one of the reasons the State of Indiana went bankrupt in the 1840s causing the State of Indiana to amend their constitution, making it illegal to ever go in debt again. See the story at http://www.ai.org/ism/sites/whitewater/.

2001 UEB