Steamboats on Long Island: FRIENDS OF FORT TRUMBULL-2019 SERIESound: FR

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Fort Trumbull State Park

Steamboats on Long Island Sound

Norman Brouwer-Author, Artist

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.