1838 VIEW OF WORCESTER TAKEN FROM UNION HILL

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1838 VIEW OF WORCESTER TAKEN FROM UNION HILL

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In 1838, the Blackstone Canal was halfway through
its twenty-year lifespan, its 45-mile waterway connecting Worcester to Providence and opening the Blackstone Valley to trade and a broader cultural perspective. It was a conduit between past and future, as the subsistence economy gave way to industrialization and its Irish builders moved in to alter Worcester’s ethnic landscape. The canal was soon made obsolete by the railroad, and even the vestiges of its locks and footpaths have disappeared beneath the layers of progress. But today’s fast-growing Canal District is revitalizing the city, the neighborhood south of the beautifully restored Union Station a destination for music and nightlife, business and restaurants.

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1838 VIEW OF WORCESTER TAKEN FROM UNION HILL

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“1838 VIEW OF WORCESTER TAKEN FROM UNION HILL,” Worcester in 50, accessed November 17, 2018, http://worcesterin50.com/items/show/31.

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