Monday, November 14, 2011

A trip West before the railroad


Blogger Robert Bowdidge said...

Mark Twain's "Roughing It" summarizes the fun of travelling west by stagecoach quite nicely.

11/15/2011 8:01 AM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

Roughing It by Mark Twain

11/15/2011 9:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The completion of the first transcontinental railroad reduced cross country travel time from six months to six days while making the trip roughly sixty times safer.

11/21/2011 12:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many made the trip by sea. My GG grandfather left Portland, Maine, on September 18, 1849, passed Cape Horn on December 3, and arrived in San Francisco on February 13. Others traveled to Panama, crossed the isthmus overland, and sailed north from there.

11/23/2011 12:41 AM  

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