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"Lest we forget"
the trees along this road
people of the community
to form this
in honor of the
Men of Middletown
who served their country
during the World War
The first pedigree of a
Poland China Hog
was written on this farm
in August 1876
by W. C. Hankinson, owner of
the farm, and Carl Freigua,
compiler of the original record
This strictly American breed of
swine originated within a radius of…
The lift bridge built in 1899 across the Miami & Erie Canal at Third Street (now Central Ave.), was the third bridge at this site since the canal began in 1825. An electric motor was used to raise the west portion of the floor of the bridge up the…
Ohio's canal system was the most effective between 1827 and 1850, before the introduction of the railroads. In Middletown, the canal was still used well into the 20th century but in 1913 a devastating flood destroyed much of the canal. In 1929 wat…
Canal locks were built to raise and lower boats as the elevation of the land changed. There were 106 locks on the Miami & Erie Canal to overcome a difference in elevation of 512 feet.
The Excello Lock, left, was the first lock completed on the …
Canal boats were designed to haul freight up to 80 tons. Pulled usually by mules, they traveled at approximately three miles per hour.
[Photos] Left, freighters on the Miami & Erie Canal just south of Third Street (now Central Avenue) in 1910. …
Port Middletown, located at Third St. (Central Ave.), was the main port along the Miami & Erie Canal. A scale was located there and tolls were collected.
[Photos] Left, a fire in 1881 at the Ben Smith Livery at Port Middletown has just been ext…
Canals were built in Ohio to provide a better way to transport goods to the eastern markets. Two major canals were built connecting the Ohio River to Lake Erie - the Ohio Erie & [sic Ohio & Erie] Canal running from Portsmouth to Cleveland and the …
Honoring all Veteransin times of peace and war
[Includes an Honor Roll of]Area Veterans Who Died in theService of Their Country
Dedicated July 4, 2004
This memorial is dedicated in memory ofthose men and women who served so gallantlyfor their country during the KoreanConflict, may this living memorial serveas a constant reminder for their strugglefor freedom and to the ones who never camehome. M…