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Old Maps Show Exactly How Much Traveling Use To Suck

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Are we there yet? How about now? Now?

Traveling cross-country in 1800? Hope you're ready to walk forever.

Traveling cross-country in 1800? Hope you're ready to walk forever.

Source: mnn.com

Even with a horse, travel was long and hard. Most people never bothered.

Even with a horse, travel was long and hard. Most people never bothered.

Philadelphia - 2 Days
Columbus - 3 Weeks
Milwaukee - 2 Months
(Future Site Of) Sacramento - 1+ Years

Source: shorpy.com

By 1830, travel was revolutionized as passenger trains became more widespread.

By 1830, travel was revolutionized as passenger trains became more widespread.

Source: mnn.com  /  via: laughingsquid.com

But train speeds capped out at 30 mph, so travel was still time consuming. (But fancy!)

But train speeds capped out at 30 mph, so travel was still time consuming. (But fancy!)

Philadelphia - 1 Day
Columbus - 1 Week
Milwaukee - 1 Month
Sacramento - 6 Months

Source: voteview.com


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