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  • Contributor is exactly "Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942"

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0827-P-Erie_Canal-1900.jpg
Built from 1817 to 1825, the 363-mile Erie Canal connected the Great Lakes with the Hudson River, making New York the Atlantic port for midwestern crops, meat and goods. The reduced shipping costs spurred New York’s economic explosion in the 1830s…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0827-P-Crevasse-1902.jpg
The transcontinental Canadian Pacific Railway and the great hotels the firm built changed how people saw the mountains. Once considered a barrier to progress, the mountains were now viewed by many as a major tourist attraction. Canadian Pacific…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0827-P-Bald_Head_Cliff-1901.jpg
Regular trains, overnight steamship service, and seaside hotels lured middle-class tourists from Boston, Philadelphia and New York to spend summertime in this Southern Maine coastal town as early as 1875. Besides walking cliff paths and…
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