The Erie Canal History and Its Impact on US Migration West

Katie Gertz

In the early days of the colonization of America and certainly the migration as land opened up further and further west of the original thirteen colonies, waterways played a vital role in the ability to “go west young man”! The Erie Canal was an integral part of that migration ability. The Erie Canal was completed in 1825 and allowed not only migration west but the ability to transport goods to other parts of the country for commerce.

Wed, November 29 2023: 19:00 UTC

About the speaker

About the speaker

Katie is currently serving as the President of the East Valley Chapter of the Family History Society of Arizona, and President for the Family History Society of Arizona. Katie became her family historian in 2008. She has attended many genealogy wo
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