Historic Highways of America (Vol. 14): The Great American Canals (Vol. II)
Hulbert, Archer Butler. Cleveland, Ohio: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1904. Condition (Book/DJ): Good/No Jacket.
Pictorial Frontispiece. Photographic illustrations. Standard library stampings. Text is clean and intact. Foldout Map of Erie Canal is in pieces but complete. Only half of foldout map of Erie Canal Improvements remains.
7 1/2" x 5 1/8". 234 pgs.
Mr. Hulbert's volume gives much attention to the history of the making of the Erie Canal. "The Erie Canal" says Mr. Hulbert, was born in the act of April 15, 1817." On the Fourth of July, 1817, the actual work began. In 1823 the canal was open from
Rochester to Schenectady and there were 220 miles open to navigation.