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Canal History Blog

National Canal Museum - Steel, Silk, Speakeasies – and Bach?

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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With Rivers, Come Floods

Posted September 8, 2021 by Emily Rose Clayton

With Rivers, Come Floods
by NCM Digital Engagement Specialist, Emily Rose Clayton

Hurricane Ida is the latest to send the Delaware &…

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From (A)nthracite Coal to (Z)inc?

Posted August 25, 2021 by Emily Rose Clayton

From (A)nthracite Coal to (Z)inc?
by Digital Engagement Specialist, Emily Rose Clayton

 

The "heavy hitters"of the Delaware & Lehigh Corridor's industrial history…

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