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Erie Canal Legacy: Architectural Treasures of the Empire State. Andy Olenick and Richard O. Reisem. The 176-year-old Erie Canal (completed in 1825) comes to spectacular new life in this 208-page, lavishly illustrated book. 101 cities, towns, villages, and hamlets are given individual attention with stunning color photographs by Andy Olenick and inspired anecdotal text by Richard O. Reisem. It is a memorable visual and historic tour along 363 miles of the old Erie Canal. The book was awarded first prize as the best printed book in North America. Landmark Society of Western New York, 2000, 208pp. HB