James Geddes, born at Carlisle, Pennsylvania on July 22, 1763, is a prominent engineer, surveyor, New York State legislator and U.S. Congressman who was instrumental in the planning of the Erie Canal and other canals in the United States. He was also at the forefront of development of the salt industry at Onondaga Lake near Syracuse, New York beginning in 1794. Wikipedia*

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