🎧 The Erie Canal
🎧 American History Hit • 28m
Completed in 1825, the Erie Canal was the first navigable waterway connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. Alice Shay tells Don how ‘the Nation’s First Superhighway’ accelerated the westward expansion of the United States, carrying goods, people, wealth and prosperity along it. Until the railroad came along, able to carry a lot more, a lot faster, rendering the canal obsolete. Though it remains used and loved by many still today.
Produced by Benjie Guy. Mixed by Joseph Knight. Senior Producer: Charlotte Long.
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