Imagine it‘s 1860. You’re moving to California! Maybe your folks are looking for work or starting a new business.
There’s a lot of unsettled land between you and California. How will you get there? How will you keep in touch with family and friends still on the East Coast? Communication, or the exchange of information and news, is limited between the East and West. Not to worry – wherever people go, technology and business are sure to follow. Thousands of people are making California their home. Trains, stagecoaches, telegrams, and mail carriers are linking the East and West Coasts more tightly together every day. Because of people like you, the country now stretches from sea to shining sea.