19TH CENTURY U.S. CANALS

Pennsylvania

 

 

State Canal: Juniata Division

Also see Pennsylvania Main Line Canal 

A Gazetteer of the State of Pennsylvania – 1832
A brief description of the canal, including the Frankstown Line, is on page 51.

 

A Geography of Pennsylvania – 1843
A brief description of the canal is on page 152.

 

A History of Blair county, Pennsylvania – 1896
References to the canal are on pages 26 and 102.

 

A History of the Juniata Valley and its people – 1913
Reference to the canal is on page 283.

 

Around Blair County – 2002
References to the canal and historical photos are on pages 7, 10, 11, 13 and 28.

 

Canal Basin Historical Marker
Photo and text of a marker in Blair County.

 

Canal House
A brief history of the canal in the Narrows section, including restoration efforts. Current photo and links to related sites.
 

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

 

Common Labour: Workers and the Digging of North American Canals 1780-1860
The criteria used by the Superintendent of the canal to select contractors is described on page 59.

 

Digital Public Library of America
Links to documents related to the canal.

 

Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania - 1843
The impact of the canal on the surrounding country is described on page 363.

 

History of Hollidaysburg
A brief history of the community, including reference to the canal.
 

History of Huntingdon and Blair Counties, Pennsylvania – 1883
References to the canal are on pages 33, 313 and 325.

 

History of Huntingdon County, in the state of Pennsylvania – 1876
Reference to the canal is on page 142.

 

History of Perry County, Pennsylvania – 1922
Reference to the canal is on page 408.

 

History of that part of the Susquehanna and Juniata valleys, embraced in the counties of Mifflin, Juniata, Perry, Union and Snyder, in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania – 1886
Reference to the canal is on page 437.

 

History of the Early Settlement of the Juniata Valley – 2010
References to the canal are on pages 361-365.

 

Hollidaysburg’s Canal Era Houses
A brief history of the canal and of two historical houses in the city.

 

Juniata County PA Miscellaneous News Articles
A series of 19th century articles, some of which make reference to the canal and related businesses.
 

Juniata Division
A brief description and history of the canal.

 

Juniata's River Valleys
Includes a brief history and description of the canal.   Includes historical photos.

 

Lewistown Narrows Canal Park and Museum
Includes a brief history of the canal in the area.

 

Main Line of Public Works
Includes a brief history and description of the canal.
 

Mifflin County – 2008
A historical photo of the canal is on page 2.

 

Pennsylvania Canal Historical Marker
Photo of a marker in Duncannon.
 

Pennsylvania Canal - Juniata Division Historical Marker
Photo and text of a marker. Current photo and links to related sites.
 

Pennsylvania Canal - Juniata Division Historical Marker
Photo of a marker near Duncannon.
 

Pennsylvania Main Line Canal : Juniata and Western Divisions : special study – 1993

 

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

 

Railway Locomotives and Cars, Volume 36 – 1863
A brief description of the agricultural cargo transported on the canal is on page 825.

 

Report of the Select Committee: Appointed to Investigate the Expenditures Upon the Canals and Railroads of this State – 1841
A report on abuses in the letting of contracts on the canal begins on page 20.

 

The Juniata Division of the Pennsylvania Canal
A brief history and description of the canal. Historical photo.
 

Three Locks Historical Marker
Photo and text of a marker in Mifflin County.

 

Rev. May, 2022