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National Canal Museum - “A Kiss From France” – a Message From a WWI Soldier

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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Help the NCM Solve a Mystery!

Posted October 27, 2021 by Emily Rose Clayton

Help the NCM Solve a Mystery!
Our archives intern, Savannah, found this amazing photograph while sorting pictures for our ongoing cataloging…

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Cruisin’ on the Canal 

Posted October 13, 2021 by Emily Rose Clayton

Cruisin’ on the Canal 
by NCM Historian Martha Capwell Fox

Calling all Dixie alumni and their families!  Do you recognize anyone in this picture…

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Where is Lausanne?

Posted October 7, 2021 by Emily Rose Clayton

Where Is Lausanne? 
by NCM Historian Martha Capwell Fox

 

In 4th month 1818 Erskine and I surveyed the levels of the River from Stoddartsville to…

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