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Episode 1: The Greenville Treaty of 1795 is not the beginning

The story of the Grand Canal, if you take the traditional account as it is written, looks like it begins with the arrival of the settlers who appear to be the first people to the newfound area. The clues to the truth underlying this “in the beginning” moment are actually in the first sentences of the story. What was it that opened the magic door of opportunity so that these new settlers could suddenly come in and build communities here?

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