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Monday, April 21, 2014

Mappy Monday: The Erie Canal through Tonawanda, New York

The Erie Canal through Tonawanda, N.Y. From the topographic map Niagara Falls and vicinity (U.S. Geological Survey, 1894.) Available from

My 3rd-great-grandfather John Bennet Winters most likely worked on the first enlargement of the Erie Canal. In 1860 he lived in Tonawanda, and according to that year's United States census, he was a drudger. This map of the Erie Canal through Tonawanda shows the area where he lived and worked.

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