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When horses pulled boats : a story of early canals

Author: Alvin F Harlow; Orson Lowell; Philip J Hoffmann
Publisher: York, PA : American Canal and Transportation Center, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Surveys the history of canals in America, from Colonial times to the twentieth century.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alvin F Harlow; Orson Lowell; Philip J Hoffmann
ISBN: 0933788436 9780933788435
OCLC Number: 10142755
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: 1936.
Description: 72 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Alvin Fay Harlow (1875-1963) --
Introduction --
Why men built canals --
One hundred years ago --
How early canals were built --
Some early canals --
What are canal boats like? --
The locks --
The canal and the farmers --
What the boats carried --
How the canals helped business --
Wise mules --
Low bridge --
Life on the canal --
The passenger boats --
Before Pullman's day --
Line boats and boat houses --
What have the canals done for us? --
Canal bibliography --
Other ACTC publications.
Responsibility: by Alvin F. Harlow ; introduction by William H. Shank ; illustrated by Orson Lowell and Philip J. Hoffmann.

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Surveys the history of canals in America, from Colonial times to the twentieth century.

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