William Nye, Pearl's father, dies.
Most of the southern portion of the canal abandoned due to high cost of maintenance.
Ohio and Erie Canal closes due to severe storms and flooding. Nye begins his "second" life as a carpenter, performer, and chronicler of the Ohio and Erie Canal.
John Lomax records 33 of Nye's songs in Akron, Ohio.
Alan Lomax records 39 of Nye's songs in Akron, Ohio.