|Montezuma Historical Society
Montezuma became the western terminal when the Erie Canal opened in 1820. Work on the middle section"of the canal between Utica and Montezuma started after the official ground breaking at Rome in 1817. The Cayuga Seneca Canal also opened in 1828, connecting with the Erie Canal. It opened up 80 miles of lakes to navigation on the two larges Finger Lakes. Montezuma was a bustling village becoming the head of navigation while the building of the Erie Canal proceeded westward. The Richmond Aqueduct, the second largest on the Enlarged Erie was built here and operated until 1917 until the Barge Canal was built. Seven arches remain on the east side today as a testament of this amazing structure that once carried the Erie waters over the Seneca River. ...visit us for more.
New York offers a wide range of historical interest, some of these areas include:
Art Museums, Galleries, Theatre, Arts & Crafts
Erie Canalway Heritage
Native American Culture
Heritage Museums, Sites, Markers & Religious Revitalization
Underground Railroad & Abolition
Women's Rights & Heritage
Agriculture - Food & Farms
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