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National Canal Museum - Wyso Coloring Contest

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.

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Wyso Coloring Contest

Posted December 3, 2018 by Daphne Mayer

Enter our Wyso Coloring Contest!
To celebrate the Frank Wyso: The Coal Connection exhibition, the National Canal Museum invites you to…

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