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February 4, 1825

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The Ohio House and Senate approve the construction of the Ohio canal system. The first canal constructed was the Miami and Erie Canal. Irish immigrants, convicts, and local farmers used picks, shovels, and wheelbarrows to relocate the dirt and clay, working from dawn to dusk for 30 cents a day. Construction of the 249-mile long canal between Toledo and Cincinnati took 20 years.

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