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James R. Paisley River and Canal Collection, 1955-1986

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James R. Paisley River and Canal Collection

About this collection:

➤ James R. Paisley was born on March 7, 1901 in Newcastle, Pennsylvania. In 1927, Paisley married Kathareen Conklin. Paisley worked in the insurance business beginning in the 1930s and lived in the Edgewood neighborhood of Wheeling. Paisley died on October 26, 1987 in Wheeling and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery.

The collection consists of clippings, publications, photographs and other material collected by Paisley from the late 1950s through 1986, all related to inland navigation, principally the Ohio River and canals in Ohio and Pennsylvania. There is also information on the C&O Canal and canals in England and elsewhere. Included are publications of The Canal Society of Ohio, Pennsylvania Canal Society and The American Canal Society.

View selected images from this collection on the Ohio County Public Library's Flickr site

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