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This stone is from the Miami-Erie Canal, which took 20 years to complete (from 1825-1845) and connected the Ohio River with Lake Erie. The Ohio canals were dug by hand with picks and shovels; teams of horses and oxen were used to power slip scoops and pull wagons. Many villages were employed to cut timber for the six locks, out of 130 total, in or close to Defiance, which were replaced by stone in later years. | Defiance

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Defiance.jpg - This stone is from the Miami-Erie Canal, which took 20 years to complete (from 1825-1845) and connected the Ohio River with Lake Erie. The Ohio canals were dug by hand with picks and shovels; teams of horses and oxen were used to power slip scoops and pull wagons. Many villages were employed to cut timber for the six locks, out of 130 total, in or close to Defiance, which were replaced by stone in later years.

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