Mormon prophet Joseph Smith was born here, memorialized by his house and the Historic Palmyra Museum, both set in a typical canal-town center of grand frame houses from the glory days. Packed with vintage goods and memorabilia, the Phelps General Store Museum zestfully reincarnates how Americans shopped and what they bought before malls and superstores and the internet.
Past and present coincide charmingly at an old lock and aqueduct spanning the canal in Palmyra Macedon Park, where a waterfall feeds a favorite local fishing hole. The rustic towpath led us over the Aldrich Change Bridge, which let horses and mules cross the canal without being unhitched from their barges—one of only two such original crossover bridges left. Ideas have always travelled with trade, and the Erie Canal disseminated new unsettling beliefs.
Wineries and dining spots stipple the shores of beautiful Cayuga Lake, open to boating, fishing, and swimming. Within a decade of the opening of the Erie Canal, tolls paid by barges had paid back the construction debt. None, however, could replicate the success of the New York waterway.
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Throughout the 18th and early 19th centuries, it took weeks to reach these resources overland. Bulk transportation of goods was limited by what teams of oxen could pull by wagon. The lack of an efficient transportation network confined populations and trade to coastal areas. Clinton believed that the canal was crucial to the economic advancement of his city.
Clinton saw his plan come to fruition in after he became the governor of New York. The construction of the Erie Canal, through mountainous terrain and dense rock proved as challenging as the political environment. It took canal laborers—some Irish immigrants, but most U. They cleared the land by hand and animal power and blasted through rock with gunpowder. The original Erie Canal was just four feet deep and 40 feet wide, though it was considered a major engineering feat at the time of its completion in It traversed nearly miles of fields, forests, and rocky cliffs, and contained 83 locks—structures used for raising and lowering boats between canal stretches with different water levels.
Bright and colorful, the book draws the reader into the illustrations set to the words of the familiar folk song, Fifteen Miles on the Erie Canal or Low Bridge, Everybody Down. This book is a joy to share with pre-schoolers, elementary school students learning about the history of America and grandchildren singing the familiar folk song.
Teachers use this book as a learning tool in the classroom, in teacher workshops and for ESOL students.Erie Canal and his way of life, which has nearly vanished from the American landscape. The ballads, shouts, and canal songs of the Erie Canal reveal a century of American experiences on the waterway as well as the social change that followed its development. Primary source documents from America Singing: Nineteenth-.