How far did a wagon train travel in a typical day?

atm-logoHow far did a wagon train travel in a typical day?

Gil Bartles
Cedar Park, Texas

Under normal conditions, a wagon train pulled by mules could travel from 15 to 25 miles a day. But if the weather was bad or the trail muddy, any movement was considered good.

 

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