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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...
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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
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.
I take this road all the time but never knew about that little waterfall! Also had some fun taking pics of my car and a Luffy Funko Pop! :) Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T6 (Photos Edited In Adobe Lightroom) My Photography Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adam.senpai My Daily Vlogs: https://www.instagram.com/ridingappa/ My Store: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/xAdamLeex/ Song: Rob Gasser - Supersonic
Discover the key to the City of Chicago's development! The I&M Canal is a 19th century, 96 mile canal connecting the Illinois river and Lake Michigan. Itʼs significance lies in completing to first inland water route from the Mississippi river to the east coast for trading. The canal took 12 years to dig, largely by Irish immigrants with shovels. Completion of the I&M Canal in 1848 transformed a small outpost into the booming city of Chicago. Today the canal is the first national heritage area with many activities to preserve and celebrate it's history, coordinated by the Canal Corridor Association. Visit the Lock 16 Visitor Center in LaSalle to experience the history of this pivotal time in Illinois's development. Book passage on a replica mule drawn canal boat and get pulled back in ti...