The Impact of Railroads on New York State in the 1800s

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Students learn how railroads began to overtake the Erie Canal in importance in the mid-1800s, were vital to the Civil War, connected all major cities in New York State, and promoted the growth of other cities and towns by the 1870s.

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Publication Date: 
June 2000