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Published June 24, 2013, 08:21 PM

44th Annual Fort Seward Wagon Train hits the trail near Jamestown

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- Who needs WiFi, smart phones and cable TV? About 150 people are traveling 85-miles of rural land north of Jamestown. Not by car, not by bus, by covered wagon.

By: Kay Cooley, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- Who needs WiFi, smart phones and cable TV?

About 150 people are traveling 85-miles of rural land north of Jamestown. Not by car, not by bus, by covered wagon.

The 44th Annual Fort Seward Wagon Train took off this morning for its week long trip.

Katie Ledin- Wagon Rider: "Wagons stuck, axles broken."

Katie Ledin is no newcomer to the Fort Seward Wagon Train.

Ledin: "I'm a social studies teacher so I really get into things like this"

Walking or riding the rural, scenic land north of Jamestown to step back to a time so different.

Now three years, and one infant later.

Ledin: "We're going to break him in on the wagon train too"

Her family is spending the week trekking along.

Ledin: "I guess a lot of people when they think of family vacation, especially with an infant today, you're maybe staying in motels or you're at the national park"

About 150 people fill the train.. coming from nearly 20 states.

Kathy Marchese- Chicago IL: "This is something i've been talking about for about ten years"

To finally get the chance, Kathy Marchese traveled all the way from Chicago.

Marchese: "I think I had no idea how tough it was."

These pioneers have been walking all morning and say since it's just the middle of day one, they can't wait to see what the end of the week brings

Marchese: "Well let me just say I just took three motrin"

All worth it, for the opportunity to wheel back in time, and appreciate the hardships that come along the way.

"Even though it's a different time period, it's still us"

The train is traveling the Two Rivers Trail, covering about 15 miles each day, and will end at Fort Seward on Saturday.

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