Sunday, January 27, 2013

Travel Times in the 1800s...

How fast could you travel across the U.S. in the 1800s?

In this age of instant gratification with digital communications and fast travel, we tend to forget that not so long ago, traveling anywhere took a lot longer.

 In the 1800s, traveling a few hundred miles across the U.S. meant taking a steam-powered train, and the trip could take days.
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