Chenango Canal: The Million Dollar Ditch (Images of America) by Wade Allen Lallier PDF

By Wade Allen Lallier

ISBN-10: 1467124818

ISBN-13: 9781467124812

ISBN-10: 1540216322

ISBN-13: 9781540216328

Chenango Canal: The Million buck Ditch chronicles the tale of a significant big apple kingdom canal and the way it replaced the quarter. In 1825, the Omnibus Canal invoice had known as for a survey of a canal linking the Susquehanna River at Binghamton to the Erie Canal in Utica. the belief of a canal used to be good bought within the Chenango Valley yet was once hostile through many outdoors it. After 8 years of legislative battles, the canal was once eventually licensed in 1833 with a proposed million-dollar funds. opposed to seeming insurmountable odds, the 97-mile canal was once accomplished in 1836. Touted as “the most sensible equipped canal in big apple State,” the canal was once by no means ecocnomic for the kingdom, however it did convey a degree of prosperity to the groups alongside its size, supplying affordable coal from Pennsylvania to rising steam-powered factories.

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