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Happy Birthday to the Erie Canal

Posted by pjsauter on October 26, 2017
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On this day in 1825, the Erie Canal officially opened as Governor Dewitt Clinton began a voyage from Buffalo to New York City aboard a canal boat named the Seneca Chief. In the precursor to the modern Internet, cannons were lined up within earshot of each other along the route, and as the Seneca Chief departed, the first cannon was fired, then the next and so on until the folks in NYC found out the canal was officially open – some 81 minutes later. At the time, this was the fasted form of communication ever. Supposedly.

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Last Rose of Summer

Posted by pjsauter on October 16, 2017
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