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West Branch Pennsylvania Canal, South of State Route 664 along North bank of West Branch of Susquehanna River, 2,000 feet East of Jay Street Bridge, Lock Haven, Clinton County, PA

West Branch Pennsylvania Canal, South of State Route 664 along North bank of West Branch of Susquehanna River, 2,000 feet East of Jay Street Bridge, Lock Haven, Clinton County, PA

 
 
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Summary

Significance: An important link in the statewide transportation network of the nineteenth century, the West Branch Pennsylvania Canal did much to economically develop the valley of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River from 1834 to 1889 by linking the valley with larger markets to the east. Together with other canal lines in the area, the West Branch Pennsylvania Canal was also responsible for the creation of Lock Haven and neighboring Lockport to a lesser extent as a center for transporting, processing, and distributing agricultural products, iron and coal, and lumber.
Survey number: HAER PA-188
Building/structure dates: ca. 1834 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1873- 1874 Subsequent Work

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Harris, James D
Faries, Robert
Foster, William D
Packer, William P
Raible, Richard
Sunbury & Erie Railroad
West Branch & Susquehanna Canal Company
Pennsylvania Canal Company
Pennsylvania Railroad
Laubscher, David
Laubscher, Ruth
Kise, Franks & Straw, Incorporated, contractor
Cremer, Jill, field team
Humphrey, Steve, field team
Metz, Lance, field team
Cleveland, M Todd, project manager
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, sponsor
Nabors, Susan C, historian
Abbot, Martin B, historian
Tucher, Rob, photographer
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Location

Lock Haven (Pa.)41.13701, -77.44693
Google Map of 41.1370133, -77.4469263
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Source

Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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