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The canal on the James : an illustrated guide to the James River and Kanawha Canal

Author: T Gibson Hobbs; Nancy B Marion; Mary Molyneux Abrams; Thomas G Ledford
Publisher: Lynchburg, Va. : Blackwell Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Detailed study of the James River and Kanawha Canal, which was begun in 1785 and originally planned to provide inland navigation for commercial boat traffic along the James River to the Ohio River in West Virginia. In addition to chapters on the building of the canal and its impact on Lynchburg, Virginia, this book includes sixty color topographic maps following the canal over the course of approximately 150 river  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T Gibson Hobbs; Nancy B Marion; Mary Molyneux Abrams; Thomas G Ledford
ISBN: 9780977952342 0977952347 9780977952335 0977952339
OCLC Number: 429377357
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vii, 166 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps, portraits, plans ; 26 cm
Contents: Engineering the canal --
Lynchburg and its canal era --
Canal boats --
Canaling on the Jeems and Kanawhy / by Leighman Hawkins --
Maps --
Resources.
Responsibility: T. Gibson Hobbs, Jr. ; compiled by Nancy Blackwell Marion ; edited by Mary Molyneux Abrams and Thomas G. Ledford.

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Detailed study of the James River and Kanawha Canal, which was begun in 1785 and originally planned to provide inland navigation for commercial boat traffic along the James River to the Ohio River in West Virginia. In addition to chapters on the building of the canal and its impact on Lynchburg, Virginia, this book includes sixty color topographic maps following the canal over the course of approximately 150 river miles in Virginia, from Eagle Rock to Richmond, with photographs and notes on canal structures such as locks, towpaths, tunnels, acqueducts, culverts, and other extant features.

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