Boston Evening Post letters  1769-1778
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History

During the early 19th century, travelers within in the United States and Canada relied primarily on stagecoaches and water transportation. Roads were often poor and became impassable in bad weather, while the natural courses of rivers and other waterways predetermined many of the available routes. Utilizing a combination of overland and water-based means, a traveler from Ontario could arrive in southern Ohio in about three weeks.