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Praetorianus November 6th, 2019 5:15am

If you had lived in relative safety though rather poor (just getting by) in the Eastern part of.the US in the early to mid 1800s, would you possibly have joined the final Westward push (Oregon trail, 49ers etc)?

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
11/06/19 6:58 pm

I'd have started walking west before it was a wagon thing.

DTinCA Humanist Granny
11/06/19 8:50 am

Ha! I frequently ask myself this. I would’ve stayed in Boston. Heck, I probably wouldn’t have left England!

RussianThunder Russia and USA
11/06/19 6:47 am

I don’t think I would have, no. Sadly, I’m not that adventurous. If up to me, we would still be in a flat in Petersburg.


Squidboy Snarkapottamus
11/06/19 6:20 am

Doubt it....and very few people did.

shygal47 Florida east coast
11/06/19 5:22 am

Exact question I raised to my Mom one time when I was probably in my 30s or so.. she didn’t know why the family just stayed.

Krystina Let Freedom Reign
11/06/19 3:43 am

Depends on my age at the time. Under 30, go west. Over 30, stay put.

snagglepuss2 Spring has sprung
11/06/19 3:36 am

Go west and get some land

DonWichita Kansas
11/06/19 2:18 am

If it was me in my younger than 30s life I would go West.

FitzDarcy Tre46on
11/06/19 1:29 am

Of course I would move westward..I would not leave Great Britian to stay on the East Coast what would be the point of that? Could have just stayed home in Great Britain than.

imanag My heaven on Earth
11/05/19 10:58 pm

It worked for my ancestors. Westward ho!

Praetorianus In the uncanny valley
11/05/19 10:18 pm

Likely, especially as a single, able bodied man with little money.
With my luck, it could have been the Donner party 😐

DonWichita Kansas
11/06/19 2:32 am

As Robert Mitchum would have said.
praetorianus, "It's, what's for dinner".