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Erie Canal in the Mohawk River Valley

The Erie Canal carried more than cargo.

It was the Internet of its day, carrying people and ideas and bringing the young nation together. Built with bold vision, ingenuity, a can-do spirit and hard work, the canal helped to forge our national identity.

Visit the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor website to learn about the history of the Erie Canal and how this legendary waterway still ties us together today.

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Last updated: January 18, 2018

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