The One Minute Geographer: The Amazing Importance of the Erie Canal, Part 6

Tourists going through the locks at Lockport, near Buffao. From discoveringnewyork.com

We’re continuing our discussion of important aspects of the Erie Canal — how it helped shape US geography and history.

12) The Erie Canal speeded up migration to the Midwest from New England. The well-known cultural geographer, Wilbur Zelinsky, who wrote about cultural core areas in the United States, called New York “New England…

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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.