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The Erie canal
The Erie Canal was one of the most important transportation routes in the early U.S.
It ran about
miles from Albany, New York to Lake Erie.
Construction began July 4, 1817 in Rome, New York.
Construction took 8 years.
People called it "Clinton's Ditch."
The Erie Canal transported goods. Big surprise.
The Erie Canal was soon overtaken by trains
The Erie Canal also transported people
Also a big surprise
Other people built canals after the Erie Canal.
The Erie Canal was very influential on other canals