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Re: Travel in the 1840s?
Posted by: Denise Simmons (ID *****0397) Date: December 31, 2008 at 14:47:59
In Reply to: Travel in the 1840s? by kjg929 of 553

Google 1840's transportation. He could have gone by walking, riding a horse/mule, by wagon pulled by horses or oxen, railroad or steam/paddle boat across Lake Erie and/or Lake Michigan probably a combination of any of the above.

I googled "1840's Lake Erie" and found this website.
http://www.michiganrailroads.com/RRHX/Timeline/1840s/TimeLine1840.htm

Probably trveled down the Mississippi River (upper MS, joins Ohio River then Lower MS)to get to Mexican War.
Also
http://www.history.com/maps.do?type=view&catId=1&letter=M&mapId=1241


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