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History Unbound: Westward Expansion

1825, A Pivotal Year on the Niagara Frontier

Inclined Plane. Ithaca-Owego Railroad 1834

Collections & Sets on Westward Expansion in NY

4.6 Westward Movement and Industrialization: b.  In orderExisting tos expanded and new towns grew along the canal. New York City became the busiest port in the country. to connect the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean, the Erie Canal was built. 

Flood gate located south of Mud Lock. Liverpool Public Library Collection; Schuelke Collection

Upstate Transportation

This digital image may be used for educational uses, as long as it is not altered in any way. Please cite as: Covered Bridges of New York State Collection, Oxford Memorial Library. Prior written permission is required for any other use of the images from the Oxford Memorial Library.

Persuasive Maps

This project is administered by the South Central Regional Library Council with funding from the Institue for Museum and Library Services.