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river with trees on both sides

The Erie Canal

Ended Apr 21, 2021

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In the early 19th century the Governor of New York was desperate to make the port of New York an international trading hub. All the natural resources of the Wild West (Ohio) would insure that. In an age before industrial earth-moving equipment the idea of digging a canal over 300 miles seemed crazy. Luckily, all the recent Irish immigrants to the United States were up to the task!


Date & Time:

April 21, 2021
Wednesday, 2:00PM-3:15PM


Ted Smith


Online, a WebEx link will be emailed before the start of class.

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Jennifer Krupa


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