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The Director of the National Park Service is pleased to send you the following announcements and actions on properties for the National Register of Historic Places. For further information contact Edson Beall via voice (202) 354-2255, fax (202) 371-2229, regular or E-mail: Edson_Beall@nps.gov (Edson_Beall@nps.gov)

Visit the National Register of Historic Places' Teaching with Historic Places newest online lesson plan, "The Ohio & Erie Canal: Catalyst of Economic Development for Ohio," at www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp The newest online lesson plan, designed for both students and educators, tells the economic history of the Ohio Canal. In the 1820s, Ohio was one of the poorest states in the Union. On the edge of the wilderness, the state had ample natural resources, but the settlers of the region had few means of exploiting these resources. Ohio farmers were unable to get their products to primary markets. On July 4, 1825, New York Governor DeWitt Clinton ceremoniously lifted the first shovelful of dirt to start Ohio's canal system. During the next two years, workers completed the first 38-mile section of the Ohio & Erie Canal, between Cleveland and Akron. This section of the canal, with its 44 lift locks, would raise and lower boats, accommodating the almost 400-foot difference in elevation between the two cities. Within one year of the opening of this section of the canal, Buffalo merchants increased their purchases from Cleveland's wheat market from 1,000 bushels annually to more than 250,000. 1832 completed the canal from Lake Erie to Portsmouth on the Ohio River, a total of 308 miles. The canal system provided a much needed shot in the arm for Ohio's economy. Deborah Ayers wrote this lesson plan, using letters, maps, and visual aides, former Park Ranger at Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area. The lesson was edited by Fay Metcalf, education consultant, and the Teaching with Historic Places staff. TtwHP now has a total of 73 on-line lesson plans. A new Current Feature, titled "Back to School," highlighting lessons on the history of education and educational facilities, can also be found at www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp

WEEKLY LIST OF ACTIONS TAKEN ON PROPERTIES: 8/20/01 THROUGH 8/24/01

KEY: State, County, Property Name, Address/Boundary, City, Vicinity, Reference Number, NHL, Action, Date, Multiple Name

CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY, San Francisco--Oakland Bay Bridge, I-80, San Francisco vicinity, 00000525, LISTED, 8/13/01

ILLINOIS, COOK COUNTY, United States Post Office--Chicago, 433 W. Van Buren St., Chicago, 01000868, LISTED, 8/16/01

ILLINOIS, LAKE COUNTY, Cook Memorial Library, 413 N. Milwakee Ave., Libertyville, 01000867, LISTED, 8/16/01

LOUISIANA, RAPIDES PARISH, Rugg Elementary School, 1319 Bush Ave., Alexandria, 01000807, LISTED, 8/10/01

MASSACHUSETTS, WORCESTER COUNTY, Cambridge Grant Historic District, 205-287 Russell Hill Rd., 15 Wilker Rd., Ashburnham, 01000626, LISTED, 8/20/01

MICHIGAN, CALHOUN COUNTY, Roosevelt Community House, 107 Evergreen Rd., Springfield, 01000653, LISTED, 8/20/01

MISSISSIPPI, JACKSON COUNTY, Orange Avenue Historic District, Roughly bounded by Live Oak and Orange Aves. and Frederic and Magnolia Sts., Pascagoula, 01000827, LISTED, 8/14/01 (Pascagoula MPS)

NEW JERSEY, BERGEN COUNTY, New Milford Plant of the Hackensack Water Company, New Milford Ave., Oradell, 01000891, LISTED, 8/22/01

NEW YORK, ORANGE COUNTY, Belknap Stone House, NY 17K, Newburgh, 01000843, LISTED, 8/15/01

NEW YORK, SCHOHARIE COUNTY, Best, Dr. Christopher S., House and Office, 34 Clauverwie St., Middleburgh, 01000849, LISTED, 8/15/01

NEW YORK, SUFFOLK COUNTY, Bay Shore Hose Company No. 1 Firehouse, Second Ave., Bay Shore, 01000851, LISTED, 8/15/01

NEW YORK, SUFFOLK COUNTY, Bay Shore Methodist Episcopal Church, E. Main St., jct. Second Ave., Bay Shore, 01000847, LISTED, 8/15/01

NEW YORK, SUFFOLK COUNTY, Davis Town Meeting House, Jct. of Middle Country Rd. and Coram-Mt. Sinai Rd., Coram, 01000850, LISTED, 8/15/01

NEW YORK, ULSTER COUNTY, Dutch Church, Old, Parsonage, 109 Pearl St., Kingston, 01000845, LISTED, 8/15/01

OHIO, CUYAHOGA COUNTY, West Technical High School, 2201 W. 93rd St., Cleveland, 01000898, LISTED, 8/21/01

OHIO, GALLIA COUNTY, Gallipolis Historic District, Roughly bounded by 3rd Ave., Vine and Spruce Sts. and the Ohio R., Gallipolis, 01000899, LISTED, 8/22/01

OHIO, PORTAGE COUNTY, Kent Jail, 947 Middlebury Rd., Kent, 01000895, LISTED, 8/22/01

OHIO, WASHINGTON COUNTY, Marietta Historic District (Boundary Increase), Roughly bounded by Marion, Montgomery, Ohio, Greene, Butler, 2nd through 9th Sts., and Ohio and Muskingum Rs., Marietta, 01000903, LISTED, 8/21/01

WEST VIRGINIA, JEFFERSON COUNTY, Bolivar Heights--School House Ridge Skirmish Site, Bloomery Rd., Harpers Ferry vicinity, 01000786, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION APPROVED, 8/07/01 (Harpers Ferry National Historical Park MPS)

WEST VIRGINIA, JEFFERSON COUNTY, Grand View School, Putnam St., Harpers Ferry, 01000782, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION APPROVED, 8/07/01 (Harpers Ferry National Historical Park MPS)

WEST VIRGINIA, JEFFERSON COUNTY, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, At confluence of Shenandoah and Potomac rivers, Harpers Ferry, 66000041, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION APPROVED, 8/07/01

WEST VIRGINIA, JEFFERSON COUNTY, Hydroelectric Power Plant, Potomac Street extended, along Potomac R, Harpers Ferry, 01000787, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION APPROVED, 8/07/01 (Harpers Ferry National Historical Park MPS)

WEST VIRGINIA, JEFFERSON COUNTY, Nash, Bradley, Farm, Old Furnace Rd., Harpers Ferry, 01000784, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION APPROVED, 8/07/01 (Harpers Ferry National Historical Park MPS)

WEST VIRGINIA, JEFFERSON COUNTY, Niswarner Tract, Chestnust Hill Rd., Harpers Ferry vicinity, 01000785, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION APPROVED, 8/07/01 (Harpers Ferry National Historical Park MPS)

WEST VIRGINIA, JEFFERSON COUNTY, Shipley School, 847 Washington St., Harpers Ferry, 01000783, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION APPROVED, 8/07/01 (Harpers Ferry National Historical Park MPS)

WEST VIRGINIA, JEFFERSON COUNTY, Storer College, Fillmore St., Harpers Ferry, 01000781, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION APPROVED, 8/07/01 (Harpers Ferry National Historical Park MPS)

WEST VIRGINIA, JEFFERSON COUNTY, Tattersal Property, Union St., Bolivar, 01000780, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION APPROVED, 8/07/01 (Harpers Ferry National Historical Park MPS)

WISCONSIN, OUTAGAMIE COUNTY, West Prospect Avenue Historic District, 315-330 West Prospect Ave., Appleton, 01000900, LISTED, 8/24/01