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The Erie Canal is completed...
Item # 648722
October 29, 1825
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, October 29, 1825 A front page report headed "The Erie Canal" begins: "Wednesday last was a great day in New York, the Erie canal being completed....Salutes were fired in succession....The first boat...is expected to arrive at New York on the 4th..." (see for full report) plus a related second report: "The Grand Salute" which begins: "The first gun, to announce the complete opening of the New York canal was to be fired at Buffalo..." (see).
A very significant achievement in the opening of the West to both personal and commercial travel and great to have the report on the front page.
Complete in 16 pages, 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches, very good condition.
Note: This small size newspaper/magazine began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the 19th century. As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."
Category: Pre-Civil War