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Map 2: Principal canals built by 1860. [Map 2] with link to higher quality map

Questions for Map 2

1. Why do you think canals were built along major rivers? What did the rivers provide that the canals needed?

2. Few of the many canals that were built by the middle of the 19th century are still in use today. Why do you think canal travel declined?

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