Low Bridge!

Folklore and the Erie Canal

Author: Lionel D. Wyld

Publisher: Syracuse University Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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Photographs, drawings, and folk songs accompany stories depicting the proud pioneers and colorful characters who built and used the canal.

Low Bridge Ahead

The “Old Erie”’s Impact on the Port of New York

Author: Donald E. Mellon, Ph.D.

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 80

View: 636

Some economic historians attribute the growth and prosperity of the city of New York to the successful completion of the Erie Canal in 1825. Others disagree, citing the importance of the “Cotton Triangle” whereby the Port became the financial and trade intermediary between the producers of “King Cotton” in America’s Southland and the rapidly growing textile industry of England. This thesis examines the publicly initiated role of entrepreneur assumed by the citizens of New York state through their legislature and personified by their Governor DeWitt Clinton. It also considers the facts and statistics that champion the school of thought which held “Old Erie” superior to “King Cotton” in assessing the importance of events leading to New York’s ascendency. As the reader navigates the Canal packet boat, his/her way along the waterway avoiding the hazards occasionally encountered, the author, acting as boatswain, cautions “Low Bridge Ahead.”

Low Bridge

A Saga of Ohio's Miami-Erie Canal

Author: Nioma Stephan

Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated


Category: Fiction

Page: 195

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New England's Covered Bridges

A Complete Guide

Author: Benjamin D. Evans

Publisher: UPNE


Category: Architecture

Page: 368

View: 478

A complete guide to more than 200 covered bridges in the six New England states.

Spirit & Reason

The Vine Deloria, Jr., Reader

Author: Vine Deloria

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing


Category: History

Page: 384

View: 654

A compendium of logic, humor, irreverence, & spirituality from one of the most important thinkers of the 20th century & best-selling authors of our time.