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National Canal Museum - Terminus of Endearment

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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Terminus of Endearment

Posted October 12, 2022 by Gianna Caruso

Terminuses of Endearment
Written by Wendi Blewett, D&L Collections Manager

It was well known that where a canal went, prosperity followed, and…

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Run on Celtic Power

Posted September 7, 2022 by Gianna Caruso

Celtic Influence on the Industrial Revolution
Written by Martha Capwell Fox, D&L Historian and Archives Coordinator
The industrialization of the United States…

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Free-love and Feminism

Posted June 8, 2022 by Gianna Caruso

H.D.: the Life of the Lehigh Valley’s Most Important Literary Figure, a Free-Love Feminist Poet
Written By: Martha Capwell Fox, D&L…

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Quintessentially American

Posted April 13, 2022 by Gianna Caruso

Quintessentially American: The Writings of Stephen Vincent Benét
Written by Wendi Blewett, D&L Inventory Coordinator
April is National Poetry Month! 

In honor of…

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