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Old 12-02-2015, 10:18 AM   #1
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And your ancestors traveled how??

Granted, I'm interested in history and genealogy, but there IS a connection for many of us to our ancestors who traveled in somewhat of a similar manner - for example think of the westward wagon-trains (e.g., Oregon Trail, California Trail, Bozeman Trail, Mormon Trail and hand-cart pioneers), caravanners (typically within Europe), and working in traveling shows (circus, vaudeville, etc.).

OK, the living conditions weren't as nice as what we have with our RVs, but are you continuing their adventure? Have you followed some of the same routes? Did you ever muse about this link to your past? BTW, feel free to share here or to join and contribute to the Jayco Forum - Community/Social Group focusing on GENEALOGY.
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Old 12-02-2015, 12:51 PM   #2
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The numbers show over 25k names on my online tree. Started with almost none, but did know a few old family stories.
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Old 12-02-2015, 02:20 PM   #3
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My ancestors traveled by foot.


Then some bloke created this "wheel" thing.


The world ain't been right since!
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Old 12-02-2015, 03:31 PM   #4
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I actually have a picture somewhere of my Great Grandma (everyone called her "Little Grandma" because she was small) when she was a couple years old, with her family, all standing around a covered wagon they were traveling in. The dog was there too.
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My family settled on the east coast. We were either lazy or smart... depends on your point of view
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Old 12-02-2015, 05:24 PM   #6
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I don't fit the mold at all!!! I just love to see what is over the next hill!! I live on the same farm my family farmed during the battle of Gettysburg in 1863. Can't help but think that a gypsy stopped by and got a glass of milk from Ma when Pa was out in the south 40
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My grand parents arrived in New York and purchased one of the first Jayco's manufactured. Drove it to Chicago and the rest is history. Have a picture of the RV they used... amazing, if you blow up the picture you can see a lot of the tools used.
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My grand parents arrived in New York and purchased one of the first Jayco's manufactured. Drove it to Chicago and the rest is history. Have a picture of the RV they used... amazing, if you blow up the picture you can see a lot of the tools used.
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Huh, and I thought that was a later model
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That Amish quality was evident even back then!
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Drove it to Chicago and the rest is history.
Hey Don, you're sure they drove it to Chicago and not to Beverly Hills? Could it be that Jethro was your uncle?
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