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| image = [[File:Covered Railroad Bridge Cyanotype.jpg]]
| caption = Covered railroad bridge, probably in south central Ohio, ca. 1880-1890. 
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<p>As early as the mid 1820s, Ohio residents advocated the building of railroads to speed travel time and to make it easier to ship products. Most Ohioans initially in favor of railroads lived in communities without access to canals. In 1826, a resident of Sandusky encouraged his neighbors to help finance a railroad that would connect their town with Dayton, thus providing Sandusky's residents access to the Miami and Erie Canal. Most early railroads served two purposes. First, most Ohioans wanted railroads to connect communities that did not have access to canals with these types of waterways. Second, most Ohio canals connected Lake Erie with the Ohio River, providing Ohioans with a relatively cheap means of transporting people and products from the northern part to the southern part of the state and vice versa. Many Ohioans hoped that the railroads would provide a quicker means of travel from eastern to western Ohio. </p>
==See Also==
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*[[Akron, OhioRiver]]
*[[American Civil War]]
*[[Panic of 1837]]
*[[Automobiles]]
*[[Dayton, Ohio]]
*[[Canals]]
*[[Canton, Ohio]]
*[[Cincinnati Miami and Whitewater Erie Canal]]
*[[Cincinnati, Hamilton, and Dayton Railroad]]
*[[Cincinnati, Ohio]]
*[[Cleveland, Ohio]]
*[[Dayton, Ohio]]
*[[German Ohioans]]
*[[Irish Ohioans]]
*[[Lake Erie]]
*[[Little Miami Railroad]]
*[[Miami and Erie Canal]]
*[[Newark, Ohio]]
*[[Ohio]]
*[[Ohio and Mississippi Railroad]]
*[[Ohio Loan Law of 1837]]
*[[Ohio River]]
*[[Panic of 1837]]
*[[Springfield, Ohio]]
*[[Youngstown, Ohio]]
*[[Toledo, Ohio]]
*[[Cincinnati, Ohio]]
*[[Ohio]]
*[[German Ohioans]]
*[[Irish Ohioans]]
*[[Cincinnati and Whitewater Canal]]
*[[Ohio Loan Law of 1837]]
*[[Akron, Ohio]]
*[[Cleveland, Ohio]]
*[[World War II]]
*[[Youngstown, Ohio]]
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