United States #1325 (1967)

Bicentennial of the Erie Canal

On July 4, 1817, construction began on the transportation system that vastly improved the critical east/west American trade route through the frontier. On that day, work started on the Erie Canal in Rome, a town in north-central New York State that was founded along an ancient Native American portage path — the only overland section of a water trade route stretching more than 1,000 miles between … Continue reading Bicentennial of the Erie Canal