19TH CENTURY U.S. CANALS

Pennsylvania

 

 

Beaver & Erie Canal: French Creek Feeder

 

A connected view of the whole internal navigation of the United States - 1830
A brief description is on page 250.

 

A short account about the Feeder Canal

 

Annual Report of the State Engineer and Surveyor for the Year 1906
A brief history and description of the canal is on page 1382. Includes a Statement of Operations for three years of operation.

 

Beaver and Erie Canal
Includes a brief history and description of the canal.

 

Bemustown Dam
A brief history of a dam supplying water to the canal.

 

Canals for a Nation
A brief history and description is on page 78.

 

Centennial Discourse: A Sketch of the History of Venango County - 1876
A brief history of the canal is on page 23.

 

Chronicling America
A set of historical newspaper articles which make reference to the canal.

 

Complete History Of Crawford County
Includes a brief history and description of the canal.

 

Crawford County, Pennsylvania
A brief history of the county, including reference to the canal.
 

Crawford County map – 1839
Shows the route of the canal.

 

Eternal Hope: The Life of Timothy Alden, Jr
A brief history and description is on page 153.

 

French Creek Feeder Canal
A brief history and description of the feeder canal.
 

French Creek Feeder Historical Marker
Photo of a marker in Crawford County.
 

French Creek Feeder Historical Marker
Photo of a marker in Crawford County.
 

Hazard's Register of Pennsylvania, Volume 12 - 1834
Announcement of the results of an 1833 public meeting, in which a resolution was approved, calling for the construction of the canal begins on page 219.   A status of the canal from the Canal Commissioner's Report is on page 388.

 

History of Crawford County, Pennsylvania – 1885
Reference to the canal is on page 273.

 

History of Meadville
Includes the role of the canal in the development of the community and a historical photo.

 

History of the Railroads and Canals of the United States - 1860
A brief history and description of the canal is on page 556.

 

History of Venango County, Pennsylvania – 1890
Reference to the canal is on page 229.

 

Journal, Part 2 – 1846
A status of the canal is included in the Third Annual Report of the Erie Canal Company, which begins on page 202.

 

Meadville
Includes a brief description of the canal and a historical illustration on page 4.

 

Pennsylvania Newspaper Archive
A set of historical articles making reference to the canal.

 

The Course of  French Creek’s History
Includes a brief history of the canal and historical photos.

 

The Monthly Chronicle, Volume 3 – 1842
A brief description is on page 104.

 

Rev. May, 2022