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Over the Alleghenies

Early Canals and Railroads of Pennsylvania

Over the Alleghenies( )
Author: Kapsch, Robert J.
Publication Date:Nov 2013
Publisher:West Virginia University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $39.99
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Between 1826 and 1858 the state of Pennsylvania built and operated the largest and most technologically advanced system of canals and railroads in North America-almost one thousand miles of transport that stretched from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh and beyond.   The construction of this ambitious transportation system was accompanied by great euphoria. It was widely believed that the revenue created from these canals and railroads would eliminate the need...
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