The One Minute Geographer: The Amazing Importance of the Erie Canal, Part 4

The locks at Lockport, just northeast of Buffalo, from buffalonews.com

We’re continuing our discussion of important aspects of the Erie Canal — how it helped shape US geography and history. In this post, in addition to specifics about the Erie Canal, we’ll also talk about the idea of migrating crop zones in general.

7) The land along the Erie Canal and its feeder canals almost immediately became the ‘wheat

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Jim Fonseca

Jim Fonseca

Geography professor (retired) writes The One Minute Geographer featuring This Fragile Earth. Top writer in Transportation and, in past months, Travel.