Lorelei’s comment about missing the “horseless” carriage, and how pioneers couldn’t carry all their household goods when they left the East was interesting.
Can you imagine putting everything you own and the food you’ll need for the next few months on a California king bed?
Another interesting piece of trivia: When the wagons left St. Joseph, Missouri they were inevitably overloaded. Within a few miles down the road the pioneers would start throwing things out. Scavengers would follow each wagon train; pick up the discards; take the back to St. Joseph; and sell them to the next wagon train.
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