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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...
The Illinois and Michigan Canal connected the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico. It ran 96 miles (154 km) from the Chicago River in Bridgeport, Chicago to the Illinois River at LaSalle-Peru. The canal crossed the Chicago Portage and helped establish Chicago as the transportation hub of the United States, before the railroad era. It was opened in 1848, its function was largely replaced by the wider and shorter Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal in 1900 and it ceased transportation operations with the completion of the Illinois Waterway in 1933 LIKE, SUBSCRIBE and don't forget to comment! ~~~Social Media~~~ https://www.instagram.com/kyle_d90/ https://twitter.com/KyleDitch Music Credits: Old Friend by Silent Partner
2nd year of the 2 day bikepacking trip along the I&M Canal For more info visit: http://canal grinder.wordpress.com Credits: Bikepackers - Lenny Matuszewski, Jeff Latty, Brad May, Chris Salisbury, Dan Coffey, Nick Little Video: Lenny Matuszewski via GoPro Editor: Lenny Matuszewski Music: Buried In The Sky - The Ocean's Not Empty (Lenny Matuszewski)
Ski-Doo Rev 800 running the open water across the channel.
had some flutter in the brushless gimbal i have since lowered the power setting to the tilt motor using simple BGC controller
Jerry Adelmann--President and CEO of Openlands, a regional conservation organization based in Chicago--and I discuss the history of the Indian Boundary Line in Illinois and its relation to the I & M Canal. The I & M Canal opened in 1848, connecting Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River and catalyzing the growth of Chicago as a transportation and economic hub of the United States.
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.