The Erie Canal-America's First concrete Clasroom

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Title: The Erie Canal-America's First concrete Clasroom

Author(s): Luke M. Snell, Billie G. Snell

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 18

Issue: 12

Appears on pages(s): 63-64

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Date: 12/1/1996

Abstract:
As the 19th Century dawned, the United States was still basically confined to the Atlantic coast. Although the new nation greatly enlarged its boundaries by the Louisiana purchase of 1803, the Appalachian Mountains and the lack of an interior interconnected waterway made it difficult to penetrate the vast forested lands to the west of the 13 original colonies.