19TH CENTURY U.S. CANALS

Pennsylvania

 

 

State Canal: Western Division

Also see Pennsylvania Main Line Canal 

Allegheny City: A History of Pittsburgh’s North Side – 2013
References to the canal are on pages 9-11, 30 and 39.

 

Allegheny County, a sesqui-centennial review – 1938
Reference to the canal is on page 34.

 

Armstrong County, Pennsylvania : her people past and present – 1914
References to the canal are on pages 30, 135, 147, 157, 175 and 184.

 

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

 

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

 

Early history of western Pennsylvania – 1846
Reference to the canal is on page 289.

 

Grant’s Hill Tunnel
A brief history and description of the structure.

 

Hazard's Register of Pennsylvania – 1835
A report of tonnage carried on the Division during late November, 1834 and April, 1835 is on page 327.

 

History of Allegheny county, Pennsylvania – 1889
Reference to the canal is on page 563.

 

History of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania – 1883
References to the canal are on pages 48, 165 and 167.

 

History of Cambria County, Pennsylvania – 1907
References to the canal are on pages 330 and 347.

 

History of Pittsburgh and Environs - 1922
References to the canal are on pages 70, 72, 80 93, 152-156 and 164.
 

History of the Johnstown Flood
A brief history of the former canal reservoir and its role in the disastrous flood.
 

History of the Johnstown Flood – 1889
A brief history and description of the former Division supply reservoir begins on page 31 and continues on page 39.

 

History of Tunnelview Historic Site
A brief history of the canal at the site of the tunnel and aqueduct.   Historical photos.

 

History of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Volume 1 – 1906
Reference to the canal is on page 365.

 

History of the County of Westmoreland, Pennsylvania – 1882
Reference to the canal is on page 400.

 

Johnstown – 2004
References to the canal are on pages 8, 12 and 13.

 

Johnstown Flood
A brief history of the Division is on page 50, and continues on page 54.

 

Main Line of Public Works
Includes a brief history and description of this branch.

 

Penna. Canal Locks Unearthed
An article begins on page 1 of the American Canal Society newsletter.

 

Pennsylvania Canal, Boucher, 1908
Includes a history and description of the Division.

 

Pennsylvania Main Line Canal : Juniata and Western Divisions – 1992

 

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

 

Philadelphia History: Samuel Wetherill and the Early Paint Industry of Philadelphia - 1916
An index of references to the canal within the document.

 

Saltsburg Historical Marker
Location and description of a historical marker. Links to related sites.
 

Sesquicentennial, Cambria County, 1804-1954
Reference to the canal is on page 21.

 

Standard history of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania – 1898
Reference to the canal is on page 117.

 

The Canal That Made Pittsburgh Great
An article begins on page 12 of the American Canal Society newsletter.

 

The History of Pittsburgh – 1851
References to the canal are on pages 289 and 299.

 

The History of Pittsburgh: Its Rise and Progress – 1906
Reference to the canal is on page 168.

 

The Pennsylvania Main Line Canal and the Johnstown Flood
The article begins on page 7 of the American Canal Society newsletter.

 

The Pennsylvania Railroad, Volume 1
A history of the freight-forwarding business which developed as a result of the canal begins on page 51.

 

The South Fork Reservoir of the Pennsylvania Canal
A brief history of the former canal reservoir, whose failure resulted in the infamous Johnstown flood.
 

Tunnelton Tunnel
A brief history and description of the structure.

 

Tunnelview Historic Site
A brief history of the canal at this site. Current photos.
 

Western Division
A brief history and description of the Division, including reference to the Kittanning Feeder.

 

Western Division Canal
A brief history and description of the canal. Links to related sites.
 

Rev. August, 2022