“The Canal That Created Cleveland” presentation


7:00 p.m.

The Richfield Historical Society will hold its final TakeMeBack Series presentation of 2022 on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. Judith MacKeigan, historian/archivist for Cleveland Metroparks, will talk about “The Canal That Created Cleveland.”

The Ohio and Erie Canal, connecting Lake Erie at Cleveland with the Ohio River at Portsmouth, was constructed by the State of Ohio between 1825-32 to provide cheap transportation and to promote the state's economic development.  Mules towed large-capacity freight boats in tandem and horses towed passenger packets for faster travel.

Judith MacKeigan joined Cleveland Metroparks in 2010. She was the lead author and content editor on “The Hundred Year Trail: A Centennial Celebration of Cleveland Metroparks” published in 2016.

This presentation at Richfield Fellowship Hall, 3903 Broadview Rd., is free and open to the public.  No reservations are required. Call 330-659-4750 for additional information. ∞