Moving West

Rachel J.

Why you should move west?

Pay 10 dollars to move west and get 160 acres of land. There is a lot of opportunity in the west, there is untouched land to farm on. Its like a new start!


People often traveled on covered wagons, but when the continental railroads were made many people used that instead. Sometimes they used boats to go around but it still took a long time either way.

on the trail

There were harsh obstacles though. They faced rivers, mountains, extreme coldness, etc.

When you get there

When you get there, you have to build a house. Some people build log homes and some sod homes.The problem with a log home is that there are few trees on the prairie. The problem with a sod home is that there will be bugs and snakes also, when it rains, there will be mud dripping down.