There weren't a lot of travel options in those days — wagon train or handcart company. We're kind of lucky today with multiple modes available to travel. Pioneer Day celebrations just wouldn't be the same if they took a high-speed rail!
I've been cartooning since I was a teenager, and have been published in magazines ranging from AASHTO Quarterly to the New Era and several other periodicals, trade publications and newsletters.
Feel free to contact me with comments, complaints or questions!