The Erie Canal

Real Estate Broker/Owner with DeFranco Real Estate Corp.

Facts about the Erie Canal you might not know:

  • Opened in 1825 which facilitated the westward migration
  • The heritage corridor is a living historic museum without walls
  • There are 136 miles of calnal that flows through five counties, passing 16 villages and two cities (Rochester & Buffalo)

There are many museums that share the history of the region including:

  • Abolitionism & the Underground Railroad
  • Bicycling history
  • Boat building & Great lakes transportation
  • History of Photography
  • Railroad history
  • Native Americans in WNY
  • Toys
  • Women's Rights/Suffrage

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