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How was The Erie Canal Built?

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November 26, 2017 5:16PM

The Erie Canal was back breaking work.

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November 26, 2017 5:15PM

They did not have bulldozers so animals were used to pulled a "slip scraper". German stonemasons were hired to cut stone to build the locks. Irish were hired as labor to pull stumps and shovel dirt into wheel barrows.