WIU College of Arts and Sciences

Emphasis - September 21
12:32 am
Fri September 21, 2012

Voices of the Hennepin Canal

Bill Griffin
Rich Egger

Rich Egger's guest on Emphasis is Western Illinois University Geography Professor Emeritus Donald “Bill” Griffin. He is author of Voices of the Hennepin Canal: Promoters, Politicians, and the US Army  Corps of Engineers.

Construction of the Hennepin lasted from 1892 to 1908. Griffin said concrete was used to build the navigation locks and dams, marking the first time this was done in the US.

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