How fast could covered wagon trains travel in the old West?

Covered wagon trains in the old West could travel one to two miles per hour, or the equivalent of a toddler’s walking speed.

They could go about a hundred miles in a seven-day week of travel, but many devout people refused to travel on Sunday, slowing them down even further.

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