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)?
I'd have started walking west before it was a wagon thing.
I’m not adventurous
Ha! I frequently ask myself this. I would’ve stayed in Boston. Heck, I probably wouldn’t have left England!
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.
Doubt it....and very few people did.
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.
Depends on my age at the time. Under 30, go west. Over 30, stay put.
Go west and get some land
If it was me in my younger than 30s life I would go West.
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.
It worked for my ancestors. Westward ho!
Likely, especially as a single, able bodied man with little money.
With my luck, it could have been the Donner party 😐
As Robert Mitchum would have said.
praetorianus, "It's, what's for dinner".