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National Canal Museum - The Women of the Silk Mills

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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1902 Flood and Blizzard

Posted March 3, 2021 by Daphne Mayer

1902 Flood and Blizzard
by NCM Historian Martha Capwell Fox

 

As we gladly watch the piles of February snow melt away, we…

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