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From: "David Roberts" <>
Subject: Re: [MDSTMARY-L] traveling by wagon train
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2003 08:39:41 -0400
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They used a mechanical device the counted the rotation of the wheels; I
guess sortta like a modern car speedometer. From the # of times the wheel
turned they could figure how far they had gone.
David

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Subject: [MDSTMARY-L] traveling by wagon train


> David or anyone who might know,
> I am curious of how they messured the miles in the day of the wagon
trains.
> Toni in Missouri


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