By Wade Allen Lallier

ISBN-10: 1467124818

ISBN-13: 9781467124812

ISBN-10: 1540216322

ISBN-13: 9781540216328

Chenango Canal: The Million greenback Ditch chronicles the tale of a primary long island nation canal and the way it replaced the sector. In 1825, the Omnibus Canal invoice had referred to as for a survey of a canal linking the Susquehanna River at Binghamton to the Erie Canal in Utica. the belief of a canal used to be good bought within the Chenango Valley yet was once adverse by means of many open air it. After 8 years of legislative battles, the canal used to be eventually approved in 1833 with a proposed million-dollar finances. opposed to seeming insurmountable odds, the 97-mile canal used to be accomplished in 1836. Touted as “the most sensible equipped canal in manhattan State,” the canal was once by no means ecocnomic for the kingdom, however it did carry a degree of prosperity to the groups alongside its size, offering affordable coal from Pennsylvania to rising steam-powered factories.

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