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

Timeline 1803-1950

1887

William Nye, Pearl's father, dies.

1911

Most of the southern portion of the canal abandoned due to high cost of maintenance.

1913

Front page of the Akron Beacon Journal newspaper.
 enlarge image icon Akron Beacon Journal, March 25, 1913. Courtesy of Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, Ohio.

March 13

Ohio and Erie Canal closes due to severe storms and flooding. Nye begins his "second" life as a carpenter, performer, and chronicler of the Ohio and Erie Canal.

1937

June

John Lomax records 33 of Nye's songs in Akron, Ohio.

November

Alan Lomax records 39 of Nye's songs in Akron, Ohio.

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