Transportation Mediagraphy-Websites

Transportation: Canals, Trains & MotorVehicles History – A Mediagraphy


America On The Move: Transportation History Videos2008. National Museum of American History/Smithsonian.

Summary: This site is from the National Museum of American History. It offers three short videos providing an overview of the history of transportation.

The Erie Canal: A Journey Through History2007.

Summary: This journey through history combines songs, historic information, post cards, panoramicphotos, maps and community profiles to create a comprehensive multimedia package about the canal and its national impact.

The History of Inventors/The New York Times

Summary: Site includes a timeline of transportations inventions along with links to find more specific information on that particular invention. Site and links contain information in words and pictures.

Transportation History Collection: Railroads2007. University of Michigan.

Summary: The Transportation History Collection in the Special Collections Library of the University of Michigan contains a unique body of printed and visual materials on transportation technology and travel. Although there are printed items from as early as 1588, the majority of the material is from the 19th and early 20th centuries. International in scope, subjects in the collection include ballooning and dirigibles, early roads, automobiles, canals, bridges, carriages and coaches, and, most notably, railroads.

The Wabash and Erie Canal: The Great Waterway . 2003. Historian Rick Wilson.

Summary: The site features history of the Wabash Erie Canal through Allen County, Indiana. Allowing visitors to trace the Canal from Aboite township through downtown Fort Wayne. History is presented in words and pictures.



Created by Celia Bandelier ( on July 2, 2008. Celia is the Director of the Roanoke Public Library, Roanoke, Indiana.