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Canal Society of Ohio
The Canal Society of Ohio, founded in 1961, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and preservation of the canals of Ohio.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park
The Cuyahoga Valley National Park encompasses 33,000 acres along the banks of the Cuyahoga River. Remains of the Ohio and Erie Canal, which traveled through the valley in the 19th and early 20th centuries, offer a glimpse into the canal era.

Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscape Survey (HABS/HAER/HALS)
The HABS/HAER/HALS program documents important architectural, engineering, industrial and landscape sites throughout the United States and its territories. Their collections, including a number of places highlighted in this itinerary, are archived at the Library of Congress and available online. You can view these by clicking on the link above and entering the search terms such as the name of the town or specific site.

National Park Service Office of Sustainable Tourism
National Parks have been interwoven with tourism from their earliest days. The website highlights the ways in which the National Park Service promotes and supports sustainable, responsible, informed, and managed visitor use through cooperation and coordination with the tourism industry.

National Trust for Historic Preservation
Learn about the programs of and membership in the oldest nonprofit preservation organization.

Ohio Canal Corridor
The Ohio Canal Corridor is dedicated to create a park system that follows the route of the historic Ohio Canal from Cleveland through Zoar to Dover/New Philadelphia by promoting historic preservation and interpretation expanded recreational opportunities and sensitive economic developments.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Water, Canal Lands
The Operations Program maintains and operates the Miami and Erie, and Ohio and Erie canal systems. The staff assesses real estate, reviews land leases and water sales contracts, and inspects canal-related construction.

Ohio Division of Travel and Tourism
From world-class cities teeming with arts and culture to quaint small towns, thrilling amusement parks, exhilarating outdoor adventure and important historic sites, you'll soon see Ohio truly has So much to Discover!

Ohio and Erie Canalway Coalition
Established in 1989, the Ohio and Erie Canalway Coalition is a private, non-profit organization working on the development of the Ohio and Erie Canal Heritage Canalway. The Coalition provides educational programs, events and publications about the Heritage Canalway while developing strong working relationships with partners to preserve and interpret the natural, historical and recreational resources throughout the corridor.

Ohio Historical Society Ohio Historic Preservation Office
The Ohio Historical Society (OHS) conducts an expanded range of activities related to interpreting, collecting and preserving the state's heritage. In the last century, the society has collected more than 1.5 million items pertaining to Ohio's history, archaeology, and natural history. One of the largest state historical organizations in the country, OHS now has membership of over 9,000.

Ohio Traveler.com
Offers information on Ohio tourism, including festivals, events, and lodging.

Cleveland Metroparks
Cleveland Metroparks will conserve significant natural resources and enhance people's lives by providing safe, high-quality outdoor education, recreation, and zoological opportunities. Further, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is committed to improving the future for wildlife.

Metro Parks: Serving Summit County
The mission of Metro Parks, Serving Summit County is to acquire, conserve, and manage natural resources and to provide the public with safe, outdoor recreational and educational opportunities through a system of regional, natural-area parks.

Stark County Park District: State Park
The mission of the Stark County Park District in Stark County, Ohio is to acquire, preserve and develop natural areas accessible to all residents of Stark County for purposes of passive recreation, conservation, education and outdoor nature appreciation.

National Scenic Byways Program
This website, maintained by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, includes information on state and nationally designated byway routes throughout America based on their archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and scenic qualities. Visit the America’s Byways Ohio & Erie Canalway website for more ideas.

Teaching with Historic Places: Lesson Plan
The Ohio and Erie Canal is the subject of the online lesson plan The Ohio and Erie Canal: Catalyst of Economic Development for Ohio produced by Teaching with Historic Places, a National Park Service program that offers classroom-ready lesson plans on properties listed on the National Register.

Teaching with Historic Places
This website, maintained by the National Park Service, offers online classroom-ready place-based lesson plans created by historians and educators to help teachers use historic places in the classroom.  Each lesson is linked to national standards for history and the social studies.

Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itineraries 
Other travel itineraries in the National Park Service's ongoing series include many historic destinations that you can visit online or in person.  Each itinerary spotlights a different geographic region, community, or theme.


Links to Places Featured in this Travel Itinerary

Cleveland Warehouse District
Old Stone Church
Historic Gateway Neighborhood (East Fourth Street Historic District and Lower Prospect—Huron Historic District)
Playhouse Square Group
Dunham Tavern
Franklin Boulevard —West Clinton Avenue Historic District
Ohio City Preservation District
Tremont Historic District
Jones Home for Children
Stephen Frazee House
Ohio and Erie Canal; also contact the Cuyahoga Valley Historical Museum
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railway
Peninsula Village Historic District
Hudson Historic District
Stan Hywet Hall
Col. Simon Perkins Mansion
Cascade Locks Historic District
Loew’s Theater
Hower Mansion
Anna-Dean Farm
Clinton Ohio and Erie Canal Historic District
William McKinley Tomb
City National Bank Building
Saxton House
Canal Fulton Historic District or Hudson Historic District
Zoar Historic District and http://www.zca.org/
Jeremiah Reeves House and Carriage House
Schoenbrunn Site

Selected Bibliography

Adams, James Truslow, ed. Dictionary of American History. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940.

Callahan, Nelson J. & William F. Hickey. Irish Americans and Their Communities of Cleveland. Cleveland, OH: Cleveland State University (Cleveland Ethnic Heritage Studies series), 1978.

Cayton, Andrew R.L. Ohio: The History of a People. Chicago: Ohio State University Press, 2002.

Fernandez, Kathleen M. A Singular People: Images of Zoar. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, July 2003.

Grabowski, John J. Sports in Cleveland: An Illustrated History (Encyclopedia of Cleveland History, Vol 2.). Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1992.

Grabowski, John J. and Diane Ewart Grabowski. Cleveland Then & Now. Berkeley,CA:
Thunder Bay Press, 2002.

Havighurst,Walter. Ohio: A History. Champaign, IL:University of Illinois Press, 2001.

Holloway, Mark. Heavens on Earth : Utopian Communities in America 1680-1880. New York: Dover Publications, 1966.

Larson, Doris. Great Inn Getaways from Cleveland. Cleveland, OH: Gray & Company Publishers, 2004.

Long, Tim and Don Fox. Indians Memories: Heroes, Heartaches and Highlights from the Last 50 Years of Cleveland Indians. Cleveland, OH: Gray & Company Publishers, 1997.

Love, Steve and David Giffels and Debbie Van Tassel. Wheels of Fortune: The Story of Rubber in Akron (Ohio History and Culture). Akron, OH: University of Akron Press, 1998.

Meagher, Paul Kevin, Sister Consuelvo Maria Aherene, SSJ, Thomas C. Brien, ed. Encyclopedic Dictionary of Religion. Washington, DC: The Corpus Publications, 1979.

Miller, Carol Poh, Robert Anthony Wheeler. Cleveland: A Concise History, 1796-1996 (The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History, vol. 1). Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1997.

Morgan, H. Wayne. William McKinley and His America. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 2004.

Noble,Vergil E. Further archeological investigations along the Ohio and Erie Canal towpath, Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area, Summit County, Ohio. U.S. Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service, Midwest Archeological Center: 1989.

Olmstead, Earl P. The Ohio and Erie Canal in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Kent, OH: Tuscarawas County Historical Society and the Tusc-Kent Archives, Kent State University, 1996.

Shank, William H. Towpaths to Tugboats: A History of American Canal Engineering. Annapolis, MD: American Canal & Transportation Center, publishers,1995.

Sterling, Ronald E. Canton, Ohio. Chicago, IL: Arcadia Publishing, 1998.

Tamburro, Samuel J. The Ohio Canal Bibliography with Primary Emphasis on the Ohio and Erie Canal: Including Other Major Canals of the Early Republic. Akron, Ohio: University of Akron, Dept.of History,1997.

Witchey, Holly Rarick and John Vacha. Fine Arts in Cleveland: An Illustrated History (The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History, Vol 3). Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1994.

Children's Bibliography

Chambers, Catherine E. and John Lawn. Flatboats on the Ohio: Westward Bound (Adventures in Frontier America). Mahwah, NJ: Troll Communications, 1998.

Doherty, Craig A. and Katherine M. Doherty. The Erie Canal (Building America). Farmington Hills, MI: Blackbirch Press, 1996.

Harness, Cherly. Amazing Impossible Erie Canal. New York, NY: Aladdin: 1999.

Holbrook, Sara and Ennis McNulty. What's So Big About Cleveland, Ohio? Cleveland, OH:Gray & Company Publishers, 1997.

Knapp, Ron. Ohio (States). Enslow Publishers (November 2002)Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publishers, 2002.

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