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After the construction of the Erie Canal, Western New York became the "Bread Basket of the World" up until the start of the Civil War. The extreme drop in shipping prices from $.25 per bushel to $5.00 per ton marked a significant turning point in the agricultural history of Orleans County.

Publication Date

7-1-2017

Volume

3

Issue

27

Publisher

County of Orleans

City

Albion

Keywords

Village of Medina, Orleans County, Erie Canal

Disciplines

Public History | United States History

July 4th Marks Bicentennial of Erie Canal Construction

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