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Question: "Fifteen miles on the erie canal"!?
I have a social studies question that I can't find anywhere online!. In the song "Erie Canal" why does it say 'fifteen miles on the erie canal'!?!?
What is the significance of 15!?!?
Please help me!

Best Answer - Chosen by Asker:
"The popular song "Fifteen Miles on the Erie Canal" was written in 1905 by Thomas S!. Allen after Erie Canal barge traffic was converted from mule power to engine power, raising the speed of traffic above fifteen miles per day!."

Basically they traveled 15 miles a day!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

15 miles is somewhere around the distance they covered in one day!. I don't know!. I just copied the other people!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Fifteen miles is about the distance traveled in one day!.Www@QuestionHome@Com