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First portion of the Erie Canal opens...



Item # 671434

October 18, 1823

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore,  Oct. 18, 1823 

* The Grand Opening of the Erie Canal

Perhaps the best item in this issue is the rather lengthy & historically significant report headed: "The Erie Canal--Meeting of The Waters" which takes 7 1/2 pages to detail the opening of the first part of this famous canal. The photos show just the beginning of the text which takes nearly half the issue.
  Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches, and is in very nice condition.

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