Although fascinating, canal history remains one of the hidden stories of America's past. Yet canals were integral to the country's growth, providing the first long-distance "highways" that penetrated America's interior. Their importance was short-lived but came at a time when the United States was establishing itself as an industrial power. Without canals and their ability to transfer natural resources, manufactured products, and thousands of immigrants seeking a new life, America's transition from a farm-based economy to one based on heavy industry would have been delayed by several decades.
Uncovering the Story of Industrial Women in the D&L Corridor
Written by: Rachel Lewis, D&L Diversity Researcher and Historian
The history of…
A Year in Review: National Canal Museum Highlights
by Digital Engagement Specialist, Emily Rose Clayton
With the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic…