|Company||State of New York
|Certificate Type||Bureau of Canal Affairs Bond
|Date Issued||May 7, 1901|
|Printer||American Bank Note Company
11 3/4" (w) by 9 1/4" (h)
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The New York State canal system encompassed the Erie, Champlain, Oswego and Cayuga-Seneca canals, winding its way through 18 counties. Its span allowed commercial and recreational vessels to pass from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes, facilitating the growth of settlements in the Midwest, Great Plains, and Northeast.
This bond was issued to help maintain the canal system.
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