Thursday, September 26, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fort Trumbull State Park
Film: Ferryboats of the CT. River
Professor Stephen Jones
AMERICA ON THE MOVE: A Look at Transportation through the Early Years in America
For the Friends of Fort Trumbull 2019 Program Series, we are going the travel back in time to explore the history of transportation in the early United States. We are going to examine the transportation system involving roads, rivers, and railroads which helped form a national economy.
Every advancement in transportation helped to reduce the isolation of areas in the early colonies. Once there were effective, affordable modes of transportation, people were able to move to new areas. From the earliest ships, to the development of the Post Roads and eventually railroads, these advances in transportation allowed agricultural products and manufactured goods to move between farms, towns, and cities.