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Milwaukee and Rock River Canal
The Route of the Proposed Milwaukee and Rock River Canal, 1838
"Our Rock River" by Nels Akerlund and Ted Landphair
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"The Rock River Valley" by Royal Way
The route of the canal was to go from Milwaukee to the Rock River at Watertown and then to the four lakes in the Madison area, then to the Wisconsin River which would lead to the Mississippi River.
What was the purpose of wanting to build the canal?
How much of the canal was actually constructed and where did this occur?
In the 1830's, what was more important in the U.S. and Wisconsin, boat transportation or railroad transportation? Why?
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