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Schedule for the Erie Canal Celebration Cannonade, 1825

Schedule of Erie Canal Celebration Cannonade

Schedule of Erie Canal Celebration Cannonade

New York State Library, NYSL_cannonade_schedule
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This is a schedule for the cannonade that marked the opening of the Erie Canal, 1825, from Cadwaladar Colden's Memoir. A cannonade was a "chain" of cannons strategically located along the canal route. Every minute, one after another, a cannon was shot off in town after town, starting in Buffalo and continuing east along the canal route to Albany, and then down the Hudson River to New York City.

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