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Collection Captain Pearl R. Nye: Life on the Ohio and Erie Canal

Related Resources


  • Gieck, Jack. A Photo Album of Ohio's Canal Era, 1825-1913. Kent, Ohio: The Kent State University Press, 1988.
  • Unrau, Harian, and Nick Scrattish. Historic Structure Report, Cuyahoga Valley, Ohio and Erie Canal. U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 1984.
  • Thomas , Cloea. Scenes & Songs of the Ohio-Erie Canal. Columbus: The Ohio Historical Society, 1971.
  • Seguin, Marilyn. Silver Ribbon Skinny. Boston: Branden Publishing, Company, 1996.
  • Grabb, John R. The Canal: Its Rise and Fall in Ross County: Seventy Five Years of Canal Transportation In Southern Ohio and Its Effect on the Economy. Chillicothe, Ohio: Ross County Historical Society, 1985.

Journals and Newspapers

  • Akron Beacon Journal, "Captain Nye's Funeral Set for Sunday," January 6, 1950.
  • Botzum, John. "When Akron was a Lake Port." The Akron Times-Press, sec. D, January 9, 1938.
  • Botzum, John. "To Make Canals Live Again in Print is His Ambition; Pearl R. Nye, Once was Captain on ‘Ditch' Himself." The Akron Times-Press, March 8, 1936.
  • Christian Science Monitor, "Ballads of Ohio Canal Are Preserved As Captain Records Old-Time Songs," July 24, 1937.
  • Cook, Lewis. "Bard of the Ohio Canal." The Columbus Sunday Dispatch, May 26, 1940.
  • Petran, Marguerite. "Romance of "Big Ditch" Lives in Song." The Akron Times-Press, sec. D, October 10, 1937.
  • Schroeder, Rebecca. "An Informant In Search of a Collector: Captain Pearl R. Nye of Ohio." Journal of the Ohio Folklore Society 11, no. 3 (Winter 1973): 12-28.

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The Ohio & Erie Canal: Catalyst for Economic Development in Ohio. Washington, DC: ParkNet, National Park Service.