The Erie Canal and impacts that it had on commerce, trade, and development of New York and the US at that time.
Back in the early 1700's a French engineer named Vauban suggested that a canal should be built to link the rivers and lakes of New York State. Years later this idea was looked upon repeatedly when the Western Inland Locks Navigation Company established a system of travel by use of canals (Shaw, 59). Although the company was ultimately defeated, the initial idea of canals and locks was soon to be redeveloped. By the mid-1800's, with a lot of hard work, sweat, and tears, the Erie Canal became the foremost route for trade, travel, and immigration to the new western lands.
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