How long did it take to cross the US in covered wagon?
about 1 year 4 months
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The average time for a wagon train to reach Oregon was five to six month.
you cant cross the galaxcy!
Depends on how far you were going.
About a week.
12 miles was considered a good days travel. Source: Time Life Wild West books
Well that depends. Are you going by car? Going by plane? Going by walking? Car: 60-80 hours or 2.5- 3.3 days if nonstop Plane: Around 5-6 hours or .2083-.25 days (Includin…g stops) Walking: 41.3 days or around 1000 hours if non-stop
they took their food for long trips and skins and logs for building new hogans.
20 to 40 miles a day
I'm trying to find the best answer to the same question, but I can give you a partial answer. When my great-grandmother, who died in 1997, was young, her family moved from Wes…t Virginia to Oklahoma to take part in a government-sponsored homesteading project. There were no moving vans back then, so they travelled by covered wagon (or maybe wagons, I'm not sure). Sometimes she used to say "Conestoga Wagon", which is a slightly different thing, but the idea is still the same. Three years after they moved out there, the farm failed. They moved back east in the same wagons. That was in 1906, when there were cars, but very few roads and no highway system as we know it now. So there's your partial answer. The earliest, last date of covered wagons was 1906. But it was probably later than that, as sometimes people had to move across states where no highways existed into the 1920s and maybe even later. There are probably still people out there for whom travelling in covered wagons is a living memory. Not many, but a few. As an aside, as the eldest child of a big brood of siblings, my great-grandmother didn't actually ride in the wagons. She had to walk on the side of the wagon with the adults. At the age of ten, and then again at thirteen, she walked from West Virginia to Oklahoma, and then from Oklahoma to Pennsylvania. Gives you a good indication of how slow the wagons were, and on how tough our ancestors were, huh?
People still use them in many parts of the world without modern roadways or where people are too-poor to use cars. The West (USA, Europe,) stopped using them when trucks be…came cheap enough that they were affordable for farmers. In most parts of the United States this would be around the 1930's-40's.
In the 19th century, the intercontinental railway drove using a wagon to get to the west obsolete.
The covered wagon was used mostly for people to go out west. They packed up their belonging and traveled with just their items and family.
Covered wagons were used by pioneers in the 1800s moving west to settle new land. A covered wagon provided a place for people to sleep on the road as well as a way to carry a …lot of possessions to the new homestead.