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Policing the Erie Canal

Presented by History Center of Niagara at Niagara County Historical Society, Lockport NY

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Mar 24 2020
Policing the Erie Canal

Ever wonder how the Erie Canal helped shape Niagara County? Take a look at a different aspect of Erie Canal history and learn about the role it played in law enforcement during the 1800s.

Enjoy an illuminating tale and learn about one of the most successful and influential human-built waterways in North America!

Lt. Johnathan Anderson will present a rousing story about policing during the Erie Canal era. He serves on the Onondaga Sheriff’s Department and has been the department’s honorary historian for many years.

This program will cover many topics related to the Canal, including the Underground Railroad and the captivating Canal Boy’s Saga – the true story about the

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