The Construction of the Erie Canal:A History Just for Kids
Published: November 26, 2012.
Johnny was a hoggee. Do you know what a hoggee was? A hoggee was the person, often a young boy, who walked with the horses and mules that pulled boats and barges through the Erie Canal. You can see a picture of one at the beginning of this handbook. What do you think it would have been like to be a hoggee? Let’s catch up with Johnny as he walks with his family’s mules one summer night.