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In the mid-19th century Americans were quite proud of their expanding network of canals that were opening up interior farming and manufacturing sections to more trade with the large eastern cities. It was less expensive to move goods by canal than by over-land wagon.


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"A System of Modern Geography, Comprising a Description of the Present State of the World..."

publisher   Thomas, Cowperthwait and Company
author   Samuel Augustus Mitchell (1792-1868)
date   1851
location   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
width   4.25"
height   6.75"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Books/Textbook / Schoolbooks
accession #   #L00.048

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Canal Construction

"A Practical System of Modern Geography"

"Geography Made Easy"

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