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The Erie Canal and the Opening of the Midwest — free replay of today's webinar by Annette Burke Lyttle now available for limited time


The recording of today's webinar by Annette Burke Lyttle, "The Erie Canal and the Opening of the Midwest” is now available to view at for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

The Erie Canal revolutionized 19th-century travel and offered our ancestors a high-speed route from the eastern United States to the Midwest. It made settlement of the Old Northwest Territories economically possible by providing an efficient means of exporting agricultural products to the markets and ports of the east. But it was also one of the most challenging and fascinating projects ever undertaken in America.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 11 minute recording of "The Erie Canal and the Opening of the Midwest" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time.

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