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Kathleen L. Riley. From its beginnings in the early 19th century at the site where “art triumphed over nature,” when the Erie Canal’s Flight of Five locks was one of the wonders of the world, Lockport burst almost overnight into a thriving community that eventually outgrew the canal that gave it life. After many years of challenge and change, the city now looks to its glorious past to ensure its future. 160pp. Arcadia Publishing, 2005.