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Erie: The Canal That Made America

  • Aired: 10/13/2017
  • 55:15
  • Expires: 12/31/1979
  • Rating: TV-Y
The Erie Canal, one of the earliest transcendent tales of the American experience and an endeavor first scoffed at as nothing more than a ditch, became the nation’s first great technical innovation, a gateway to prominence, and the eighth wonder of the world. This one-hour documentary marks the bicentennial of the start of construction of the Erie Canal
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The Erie Canal, America’s 19th century engineering marvel, and the promise of a new nation
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