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Something You Might Not Have Known: The Augusta Canal



Editor's Note: We are rerunning this story about the Augusta Canal at the request of a reader who wondered if the canal history might tie in with the history of Black Augustans. It does, and we are happy to share this story a second time.

Henry Cummings and his Commission found themselves with a...

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  1. I must have missed this before but I’m glad it has been reprinted. The history in Augusta amazes me sometimes, yet all that seems to happen is destroying it a little at a time. We know the UR has ties to Savannah with the churches so it is logical to think that Augusta could have been a hotspot location for relocating slaves.

  2. Love the article of the history of how the canal was built. I always thought it was built using only Chinese labor. Glad to see the contribution of black labor and Irish labor. We still don’t like the heat but it’s ok as long as we don’t have to build a canal in it. 😂

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