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Gieck recounts the efforts of people involved in the planning and building of the canal system and draws an admiring yet candid picture of the canalers who made their livelihood upon the canal waters.
Designed in an oversized format, this beautiful volume will be welcomed by historians and engineers as well as by all those who find in the surviving canals a fascinating symbol of Ohio's heritage.
Posted February 13, 2001
I borrowed this book from a friend a few weeks ago. For those just beginning an interest in Ohio's canals, this is a grand book you'll find difficult to put down. If you are already versed in the Ohio canals' history, this is a very good book to have for a reference. The introductory chapter on the history of photography was, in itself, an education. Why? Because it examined that technology as it progressed through time. And since the book is made up of hundreds of canal photos through time, it is important to put the status of photographers into the overall understanding (and appreciation) of this era.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.