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William G. Pomeroy Foundation Announces New Grant Round Opening of Historic Transportation Canals Marker Program

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This article originally appeared on the William G. Pomeroy Foundation website.

The William G. Pomeroy Foundation has announced the newest grant round of its Historic Transportation Canals Marker Grant Program, opening Tuesday, September 7. This program commemorates the historical significance of transportation canals in the United States with roadside markers.

“Historically, transportation canals have played a significant role in development and commerce across the country,” shared Deryn Pomeroy, Director of Strategic Initiatives of the Pomeroy Foundation. “This marker program is an opportunity to put the spotlight on these important historic waterways. Markers help educate the public, encourage pride of place, and promote economic activity.”

Canal markers must be installed near an existing or former canal site and recognize a historical fact that occurred more than 50 years before the year of the grant application, which is currently 1971. Read more...