Podcast – A Road Trip to Metamora Indiana
This episode of the Indiana Places and History podcast relates the history of Metamora, Indiana, the history of the Whitewater Canal as well as the Mammoth Internal Improvement Act Of 1836. Listeners will also learn about the Whitewater State Historic Site and find information about the train ride on the Whitewater Valley Railroad.
Whitewater Canal History
The Whitewater Canal connected Hagerstown, Indiana with Cincinatti Ohio and during its brief existence provided an economical route for farmers to ship their products to the city.
Mammoth Internal Improvement Act Of 1836
Touted as a major economic boon, the Mammoth Internal Improvement Act Of 1836 provided the mechanism for funding a number of vital transportation venues for the developing state of Indiana. Unfortunatly the Panic of 1837 squashed the economy and the Act quickly proved to be a financial disaster for Indiana.
Whitewater Canal State Historic Site
Metamora Train Ride
The Whitewater Valley Railroad provides riders with a beautiful train ride from Connersville to Metamora, allowing visitors to visit the state historic site as well as browse the many quaint shops and restaurants in Metamora. Continue reading Podcast – A Road Trip to Metamora Indiana