The history of transporting corn to market is actually the story of solving
two fundamental problems associated with moving corn:
- Corn is bulky and hard
- The means of transporting corn to market in the early 19th Century
were labor intensive and quite limited.
Click “Rivers” to begin learning how these two problems were initially dealt
with and eventually solved. As you do, you'll see how moving corn involved an
immense amount of physical labor for the farmers, warehousemen, and millers who
were part of the process of transporting grain to market.