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Unformatted text preview: Called “Pikes”. Made in order to try to bring business boom to their town Much grassroots effort in order to form pikes Erie Canal built in order to connect great lakes to NYC Canals separate from river (although usually beside one) Immune from freeze/flood drought Unbelievable number of canals and roads in PA PA railroads famous. Horseshoe curve made to transverse mountain/water (Kept cargo from going over water) Reading railroad: Used to get coal to Philly PA railroad : Getting basic goods to market 1877 railroad strike = confrontations, federal roads. Federal troops came in to stop the strike, Said that the strike infringed on the governments ability to deliver the mail...
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This note was uploaded on 12/08/2008 for the course HIST 012 taught by Professor Pencak,williaman during the Fall '08 term at Penn State.
- Fall '08