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Society hopes to restore canal, create hiking path

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- From 1831 to 1892, everyone from slaves to merchants to Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman traveled the 16´-mile Savannah/Ogeechee canal, which connected the Savannah and Ogeechee rivers. Now, a preservation society wants to give future generations the chance to do the same thing. "The ultimate objective for the society is to restore the canal so that people could canoe from Ogeechee to Savannah," said Jerry Williamson, the volunteer director of a museum and nature center built near the canal.
Mrs. Isabel Lamar (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

...may be sent to Historic Savannah Foundation, 321 East York Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401, or to the Savannah Ogeechee Canal Society Museum and Nature Center, 681 Fort Argyle Road, Savannah, Georgia 31419. Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors...