Old Erie Canal Park – Jordan NY

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Description

By the 1930s, the Old Erie Canal that once formed the heart of the Village of Jordan was no longer a functioning canal. It was given new life by being converted into a landscaped park in the 1930s, with significant help from the WPA. The old Jordan Aqueduct has been incorporated into the park. The park “remains a visual tool for understanding the canal and aqueduct construction” (www.livingplaces.com).

Source notes

National Archives and Records Administration
http://www.livingplaces.com
http://www.cnyhiking.com/OldErieCanalJordan.htm
http://www.eriecanal.org/JordanAqueduct.html
National Archives and Records Administration, Negative 14777-C
National Archives and Records Administration, Negative 10276-D
National Archives and Records Administration, Negative 10277-D
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Location Info

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Old Erie Canal Trail
Jordan, NY 13080

Coordinates: 43.065553, -76.473603

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