How Far One Day of Travel From NYC Would Get You in Centuries Past

How far one day of travel got your from New York City
How far one day of travel got your from New York City
Photo: Quartz
Vintage Atlas Showing Rates of Travel
Vintage Atlas Showing Rates of Travel
Photo: Quartz

Transit technology is ever-evolving, and this colorful map shows just how far we have come in only a couple of centuries, plotting out the areas that could be reached with one day's travel from NYC.

Philadelphia became a one-day trip for New Yorkers by 1830, but Washington was still more than 24 hours away. In 1930 St. Louis was just barely reachable by train in a day, but Denver was in reach that same year by plane. In 1934 TWA was able to fly three-stop service from New York to Los Angeles in 18 hours.

Check out the full article on Quartz for more info.

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