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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 1456

PUBLIC LAW 98-398—AUG. 24, 1984

Public Law 98-398 98th Congress An Act Aug. 24, 1984 fs~~74fiT

To establish the Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor in the State 0^ Illinois, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor Act of

1984. Conservation.


SEC. 101. This title may be cited as the "Illinois and Michigan Q^nal National Heritage Corridor Act of 1984".

Historic preservation. 16 USC 461 note.

16 USC 461 note.


SEC. 102. (a) FINDINGS.—The Congress makes the following findings: (1) An abundance of sites and structures within the corridor defined by the Illinois and Michigan Canal from Chicago, Illinois, to LaSalle-Peru, Illinois, symbolize in physical form the cultural evolution from prehistoric aboriginal tribes living in naturally formed ecosystems through European exploration, nineteenth century settlement, commerce, and industry right up to present-day social patterns and industrial technology. (2) The corridor has become one of the most heavily industrialized regions of the Nation and has potential for further economic expansion and modernization. The area in which the corridor is located is currently experiencing high rates of unemployment and industrial migration. Establishment of the corridor as provided in this Act may provide the stimulus required to retain existing industry and to provide further industrial growth and commercial revitalization. (3) Despite efforts by the State, political subdivisions of the State, volunteer associations, and private business, the cultural, historical, natural, and recreational resources of the corridor have not realized full potential social value and may be lost without assistance from the Federal Government. (b) PURPOSE.—It is the purpose of this title to retain, enhance, and interpret, for the benefit and inspiration of present and future generations, the cultural, historical, natural, recreational, and economic resources of the corridor, where feasible, consistent with industrial and economic growth. '

16 USC 461 note.


SEC. 103. For purposes of this title CD the term "canal" means the Illinois and Michigan Canal, as depicted on the map referred to in section 104(b);