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    Canal District Case Study

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    The Canal district in Worcester, Massachusetts is most accurately described as emerging. Despite its name, Worcester covered the Blackstone Canal in the late eighteen hundreds according to the Preservation Worcester website (Preservation Worcester). The lacking presence of the physical canal provides a decent metaphor for the status of the neighborhood, an area of the city that is lacking in terms of what it wishes it could be. Lynch argues that legibility of a city is vital to their understanding and connection to the place (Lynch 1960:). The absence of the landmark, the canal, constructs the area as illegible for many people, including myself. However, the presence of clear nodes, such as the underpass in the northwestern corner and highway…

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    The Hohokam Culture

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    their irrigation canal systems. The Hohokam were focused primarily around the Salt and Gila rivers of Southern Arizona as depicted in Figure 1. The massive canal systems that they build off of these rivers allowed for the support of a large population, and allowed the growth of a wide variety of crops which could not be grown without irrigation. The Hohokam are estimated to have occupied a territory of roughly 80,000 square kilometers, and while the total population is debated it is estimated…

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    Transportation and Change: The impact from the artificial landscapes of waterway transportation system on the hydrology and economy of the surrounding region. I. Introduction A. To estimate if it is worth changing the landscape to enhance the transportation system, it is critical to give comprehensive evaluations to current cases. B. Dr. McQueary (2006) states in the article “Landscape ecology in transportation planning” that while development of transportation systems benefits humans…

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    freight charges and made moving heavy products easier and cheaper. This facilitated transportation for goods traveling between North and South. While steamboats served their purpose, canals were replacing roads. The Erie Canal (built between 1817 and 1825) connected the Hudson River with Lake Erie which allowed produce from Ohio to reach New York city along a continuous stretch of waterways. Canals opened more efficient trade routes, dramatically decreased freight charges and opened heartland…

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    and inefficient for this. Thus, canals and steamboats were used to link the country commercially and allow for the transportation of goods across the nation. The Erie Canal was one of the greatest technological achievements of its time. It is 363 miles long and connects New York to the Great Lakes by water (Sheriff 251). It provided easy passage halfway across the country for people and goods and sparked a push for westward movement. To travel on these new canals steamboats were redesigned using…

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    southerner’s acquire to own slaves because the more slaves you have the less work you have to do. Education was provided to only children of plantation owners, small farmers had little or no education. The progress of transportation and communication was different in the north than in the south. In the north, canals and trains were their main source of transportation to transport goods for one place to another. Canals were mostly used in the north, the Erie Canal was very successful. The Erie…

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    interest in the Americans as a way to look beyond the communities in which they lived and by cultivating the commercialization. However the National Road didn’t stop the revolution of the transportation at the time, many other growths were occurring. Canals allowed goods to be shipped not just north and south, but east and west as well. The most famous canal was Erie Canal that was paid for by investors. The men who had jobs on the canal started as farmers, but when it became harvest season, no…

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    plants. This is their methods of irrigation they take water from the colorado and divert it by use of canals and dams. Irrigation has affected yuma in many ways one that is not as important anymore but was very important at one time is the steamboat at the time the dams were built this was a very viable method of travel that could now no longer do its job the water…

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    by this “road economy,” (p.1) due to the land separation. The changing of the landscape, such as a highway or a man-made canal, destructs the integrality of…

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    stronger federal government. Efforts to incorporate this new belief began to unfold as Henry Clay proposed his three-step American System. Aimed towards the nation’s economy, the system included a national bank to foster commerce, a protective tariff to promote the industrial North, and finally a system of transportation intertwined throughout the nation. This American System was put into play and soon the nation took the idea and ran with it. Transportation flourished beginning with the…

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