Remarkable Ohio

Serpent Mound Marker
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2-45 Marker with remains of canal in background

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Side A: Ohio Canal Ground-Breaking. At this site on July 4, 1825, Governor DeWitt Clinton of New York turned the first shovelful of earth for the Ohio Canal. The ceremony was attended by area citizens of Master Masons. In the early 1840s James A. Garfield, who was to become 20th President of the United States and a Master Mason, led tow horses on the canal. Side B: Same. Same