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Celebrate Canal Days

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Date: September 22, 2011
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995

Brecksville, Ohio - The Ohio & Erie Canal was Ohio's first canal and played a major role in Ohio's history during the 1800s, helping move it from a land of isolated farms to a major agricultural and industrial giant. The National Park Service invites the public to celebrate the Ohio & Erie Canal legacy from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at Canal Visitor Center in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The drop-in event is free.

Wander the Lock 38 area and meet characters from the Canal's heyday including canalers, craftsmen, and politicians. Pause for a moment to listen to music from the time period, or explore the size of a canal boat and join in 19th century games. Providing there is ample water supply in the canal, demonstrations of Lock 38 will be ongoing.

Canal Visitor Center is located at 7104 Canal Road, intersection of Canal and Hillside roads in Valley View 44125.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information visit www.nps.gov/cuva or www.dayinthevalley.com or call 330-657-2752 or 800-257-9477.

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Did You Know?

Historic photo of canal boat on the Ohio & Erie Canal.

Lock 27 along the Ohio & Erie Canal became known as Johnnycake Lock after several boats ran aground due to flooding. While stranded, supplies ran low and canal passengers and crew ate only corn meal pancakes, known as "johnnycakes".