Early Travel Around the Country Proved Difficult

Travel around the country was much more difficult before the interstate highway system.

Sellers Rail Ad
An 1839 advertisement for a railroad locomotive built by Coleman Sellers and his sons, George Escol and Charles. The firm’s only two engines were both sold to the Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad, which ran for 82 miles between Philadelphia and Columbia on the Susquehanna River.
Illustration Courtesy Sam Moore