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SWEET HOME — Chet Houser, president of the Monteith Historical Society, will talk about the mid-valley’s canal systems at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Sweet Home Genealogical Society meeting, 1223 Kalmia St.

The presentation will focus on canals that served Lebanon and Albany in 1871.

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Houser will discuss who dug the canals, whether the canals affect flooding; what economic impact did the canals have on mid-valley businesses; and what caused the demise of the canal system.

For more information, call Angela Thoma at 541-409-2093.

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Contact Linn County reporter Alex Paul at 541-812-6114.

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