History of the Central Canal

The Central Canal was part of the Internal Improvement Act of 1836, which was a legislative effort to construct a series of canals, roads, and railroads throughout Indiana. The Central Canal was a major component of this, but poor planning and economic collapse resulted the collapse of the projects, financial ruin for the state, and only a short section of the canal in Indianapolis being completed. These posts explore various aspects of the Central Canal in and around the Indianapolis area.