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Dismal Swamp Canal near Suffolk, Virginia, 1907

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Summary:The Dismal Swamp Canal near Suffolk, Virginia, 1907. Caption reads: "The Dismal Swamp Canal. An inland waterway to connect Virginia and North Carolina and to drain adjacent lands being desired, a charter for the construction of this canal was granted by the legislature of Virginia on December 1, 1787. Some time elapsed before work was begun. The first vessel passed through it in 1822, and it was finally completed in 1826. It connects the Elizabeth River, of Virginia, with the Pasquatonk River in North Carolina. Its banks were cut and the water let out by the Confederates to prevent the Federals from using it during the Civil War. The damage has since been repaired." Postcard number: 152.
Provider:Jamestown Amusement & Vending Co.
American Colortype Company
Printing place:North America
United States
New York
New York
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States
Place of origin – Region:Virginia
Place of origin – Settlement:Norfolk
Temporal subject: 1901-1910
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States
Geographical subject – Region:Virginia
Geographical subject – Settlement:Suffolk
Topical subjects:Wetlands
ArchivesUM location:National Trust Library Postcard Collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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