Truvovich to Vishnevitz

My father’s mother came from Truvovich, just across the Pina River from Pinsk, as far as I can tell.  My mother’s parents came from Vishnevetz, about 200 miles due south of Pinsk.  

Today the 321 km. can be covered by car in under five hours.  In 1922, the last time any of them where there, the trip, by horse drawn cart, would have taken about thirty-three hours on the dirt roads, assuming they followed the route of the later highway.  The horses would have had to stop every so often, so it would likely be a trip of four or five days.

In any case, it would take a well-calibrated time machine to make that trip to visit anyone in my family.

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