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The Prairie Schooner was the first choice for long-distance family travel across the American prairies in the 1800s. The discovery of gold in California in 1848 and the 1862 Homestead Act sent many daring souls in the eastern United States on a 2000 mile adventure into the west, and he primary choice of transportation for pioneer families and fortune hunters was a practical one: a cloth-covered wagon.

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Originally posted 2017-12-16 00:57:31.