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1848 Parke County Indiana Newspaper Items


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The navigation of the Wabash and Erie Canal will open this spring in good order, from Lake Erie to Lodi or Coal Creek, Parke County, Indiana, two hundred and seventy-three miles, and within thirty-six miles of Terre Haute.  The division from Lodi to Terre Haute is all under contract, to be finished in the fall of 1848, and the work is progressing to the satisfaction of the trustees. The New York Herald, Wednesday, 23 February 1848