State of Ohio Canal Stock 1851

State of Ohio Canal Stock 1851

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Beautifully engraved certificate from the State of Ohio Canal Stock issued in 1851. This historic document has an ornate border around it with vignettes of an eagles and allegorical women. This item is hand signed by the auditor of state and acting commissioner of sinking fund and is over 150 years old. Ohio's 1000-mile network of navigable canals, constructed between 1825 and 1847, provided a system of economical transportation where none had previously existed. The young state with its isolated frontier economy was transformed almost overnight. The canals opened many markets for its agriculture and industrial products, and attracted thousands of immigrants to the state.

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