Westward to Buffalo Historical

Westward to Buffalo Historical (HM1UX8)

Location: Tonawanda, NY 14150 Erie County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 0.661', W 78° 54.375'

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Niagara River Greenway

The westernmost leg of the Erie Canal completed in 1825 followed a route paralleling the Niagara River between Tonawanda and Buffalo. From where you are standing, the Canal travelled some ten miles through the mostly unsettled Township of Tonawanda past Black Rock and finally to Buffalo. The adjacent ap shows the location of this section of the Canal which was ultimately abandoned in 1918. view of the Erie Canal looking north towards the Tonawandas from the Huntley Power Plant circa 1916. The huge success of the Canal whoch ran 363 miles from Albany to Buffalo helped make Buffalo one of the largest cities in the United States by the end on the 19th Century. I've got a mule and her name is Sal Fifteen miles on the Erie Canal... Filled with lumber coal and hay, And every inch of the way we know From Albany to Buffalo. Go West Young Man For travelers on the Erie Canal, Tonawanda or even Buffalo was not their final destination. The Erie Canal is credited as being a major factor in the opening of the West in the mid 19th Century. An unimaginable flood of immigramts, land-seekers, and commercial interests poured into the Ohio Valley, across the Great Plains, and ultimately to the Pacific. The Buffalo Republican reports that, in one week, 3000 persons have passed westward
on the Erie Canal to settle in the wilderness. - Niles' Register, Baltimore June 20, 1829.
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HM NumberHM1UX8
Series This marker is part of the Erie Canal series
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Placed ByHistorical Society of the Tonawandas
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 9th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 670630 N 4764165
Decimal Degrees43.01101667, -78.90625000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 0.661', W 78° 54.375'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 0' 39.66" N, 78° 54' 22.5" W
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Area Code(s)716
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Riverwalk, Tonawanda NY 14150, US
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