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Length of trip from Sweden to Amerika

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Re: Length of trip from Sweden to Amerika

Posted: 10 Nov 2011 8:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 10 Nov 2011 8:49AM GMT
In the earlier part of your time period (which was before steamships), it might take months. Sailing ships were very dependent upon the wind. At the end of your time period, perhaps it took three weeks. Steamships became faster and faster after 1880.

Also, once they arrived in the U.S., they had to travel by land (trains, perhaps; or think of the old stagecoach days or think of getting on a river boat, etc.) to get to Galesburg. Perhaps some early histories of Galesburg will suggest how the early settlers arrived there.

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angierios95 8 Aug 2011 2:54AM GMT 
JOBaouab 10 Nov 2011 3:48PM GMT 
cnel85 21 Apr 2012 7:19PM GMT 
angierios95 21 Apr 2012 11:27PM GMT 
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