Find Opportunity in the West!
The West May Be Best for You!
Join a quarter of a million Americans and travel along a trail of 2,000 miles over a short course of only four to six months! This trail goes through desert, mountain passes, streams and rivers. All the while, travel in a covered wagon with a donkey or oxen. There's not much room for possessions so you can simply throw them all away. How convenient!
"The roads have been very dusty, no water, nothing but dust and dead cattle all day, the air filled with the odor from the dead cattle."
-Amelia Stewart Knight
Escape to the West
If you're African American, you can find freedom in the West. We don't believe in slavery, which is why it is banned. You can even file a lawsuit if your owner comes back to claim you, as Biddy Mason did.