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National Canal Museum - We’re Reopening!

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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The Mothers of the Canal

Posted May 8, 2020 by Miranda Alvarez

Blog Post by: Martha Capwell Fox, Historian and Archives Coordinator

This Mother’s Day, we remember the canal boat moms who were…

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Aviation in Bristol

Posted April 22, 2020 by Miranda Alvarez

Blog Post by: Martha Capwell Fox, Historian and Archives Coordinator
Keystone Aircraft

The black livery of this little bi-plane and the bat-wing…

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