Along The Erie Canal

With the Municipal Seals of the Cities, Towns and Villages of NY

“Two centuries ago the towns, villages and hamlets along what would become “Clinton’s Ditch” were poised for an explosion of growth the likes of which mankind – and certainly a young America – had never seen.  Among even the most audacious human achievements, and feats of stupendous engineering, the awe-inspiring Erie Canal has no parallel.  Its impacts, which still today resonate across two hundred years of time and development, were more than its advocates could have even dreamed.  Today, we are still connected by the waterway which made New York City the financial capital of the world, made New York the Empire State, and provided the ink which drew the map of the United States as we know it.  It’s wonderful how Marvin Bubie allows us to explore, through their municipal seals, these distinctive communities with identities and cultures as rich and diverse as the iconic achievement that is their common bond – the Erie Canal.”

–Brian Stratton, Director New York State Canal Corporation 

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The Erie Canal made New York into the Empire State and transformed the shape of a young nation.  Many towns and villages along the Erie Canal might never have existed if it weren’t for the canal itself..  It is easy to see the impact of the canal in their official seals.  Canal boats, locks, and other symbols of this iconic waterway are depicted in the seals spanning the miles from Buffalo to Albany.  This Second Edition includes those Canal cities and towns in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland.  All wanted to duplicate the success of the Erie Canal.

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Bicentennial Edition

ISBN: 978-0-9989670-0-4

144 pages, 7.5″ x 9.25″, softcover

color interior, illustrated

$26.95

Available at www.mnobooks.com & www.squarecirclepress.com

Also available for Kindle, Nook and other eReaders from Square Circle Press in 2017!

Place an order today!

FIRST EDITION (ISBN: 978-1-935534-56-3) IS OUT OF PRINT

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