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Jordan, Benajamin J., 1819-1889



Benjamin J. Jordan was a contractor fro both the James River and Kanawha Canal Company and the North River Navigation Company, 1840s-50s. He subsequently operated the Buena Vista Iron Furnace in Rockbridge County.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Construction Proposal and Engineer's Report for the North River Navigation Company

Identifier: RHS-Coll-0034
Scope and Contents This collection consists of an early 1850s contractor's proposal for the construction of dams, guards, and locks - numbers one through four, on the North River (now Maury River) in Rockbridge County, Virginia. It is a printed form with hand written details including a projected project completion date of 1857. The proposal is signed by canal contractor Benjamin J. Jordan, Rockbridge County, Va. The second item is a four page report and cost estimate on the potential for constructing one of...
Dates: 1852; 1850 - 1857