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The opening of the Illinois and Michigan Canal in 1848 gave Illinois the key to mastery of the American mid-continent. The dream of the canal had animated every vision and under laid every plan for Illinois for 200 years before. As that vision was realized, the canal's commissioners laid out a canal port that would grow into a great metropolis; their fellow citizens patented agriculture and industrial innovations that would make this the richest economic zone the world had ever seen. That Illinois is now the most populous inland American state, and Chicago the greatest city of the American heartland, are directly traceable to the 96-mile ditch that linked the Great Lakes to the Illinois and Mississippi rivers. The Illinois and Michigan Canal is one of the best-kept secrets of American hist...
Song i wrote about the I&M canal which is part of the history of my hometown of LaSalle IL. If you enjoy my songwriting please check out my Album "In my Hometown" at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/raymondtutajjr1 The I&M canal is rich with history and the importance of it in transporting goods is immense. However the idea for this canal dates back to the early 1670's when French explorers such as Louis Joliet, Father Marquette envisioned a water route to connect the Chicago River to the Des Plaines river but explorer Cavalier LaSalle insisted they go all the way to the Illinois River at a point which would be later called LaSalle. The Illinois River upstream was to shallow and rocky to float any cargo boats. This proposed route would ultimately connect the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexi...
had some flutter in the brushless gimbal i have since lowered the power setting to the tilt motor using simple BGC controller
http://canalgrinder.wordpress.com Video footage from the third year of the annual Canal Grinder, a 2-day bike packing trip that takes place in central Illinois. This year, again, followed the I&M Canal from Lock 14 in LaSalle to Gebhard Woods State Park in Morris. Follow the link above for more info.
This canal was built in the 1830s and 1840s along the portage between Lake Michigan and the Illinois River, which had long been used as an American Indian trade route. The canal rapidly transformed Chicago from an isolated crossroads into a critical transportation hub between the East and the developing Midwest. A 61-mile recreational trail follows the canal towpath.
This video was created by the University of Michigan Environmental Psychology Lab. It discusses the revitalization of the Erie Canal as a means of shipping goods, now that fossil fuels have become more expensive and harder to obtain. Stay tuned for other videos from our localization case study series! For more information on localization and transition, visit our website at http://sites.lsa.umich.edu/transitiontimes/.
Saturday, June 20th, was Day on the Canal in Cadillac. Day on the Canal is an annual summer event, held at Mitchell State Park. Hundreds of people of all ages came together to enjoy a variety of activities. Activities included an arts and crafts show at the Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center, live music, and of course the main event: cardboard boat races on the Clam Lake Canal that connects Lake Cadillac and Lake Mitchell.
I spent over two months working on this painting and i must say it was not easy for me. But i am glad i made the goal and stuck with it. I will have prints available for those who are interested. I was aided by many photos i collected of the area through the local libraries and other historians of the area. Each picture offered new details. My aim was to be as accurrate as i could be. The canal boat "IRENE" was named after a boat that traversed the canal. The train type is also indicitive of a late 1890s steam loco with wood-sided coaches. The steam boat also was duplicated from a boat in LaSalle at one time. The factories off to the right and so on. Of course i wish i had more photos to work from but i did my best with what i had. It gives people a glimpse of what the area was like around...
Tuesday morning, the I&M Canal was stocked with about 700 pounds of trout, which came spilling out the side of a tanker truck. This week the Illinois Department of Natural Resources was stocking three locations in the area, the I&M Canal, Lake Mendota and the Hennepin Canal Parkway, with trout for the annual spring trout season.