Life on the Erie Canal


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The Historians LogoThis week on The Historians Podcast, Michael Barrett has a description of life on the eastern end of the Erie Canal in the 1880s which had numerous locks and a reputation for payoffs and rowdiness. Barrett is executive director of the Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway in Troy.

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