We travel so easily and quickly in air conditioned comfort,
but those early pioneers came by open wagons drawn by oxen
to settle these lands. Homesteaders carrying with them
farm implements, a few household furnishings and dreams
of a humble little log cabin with a fire to cook their meals.
Hard physical labor filled their days as their numbers grew
everyone worked to survive, to feed and clothe the family.
We forget those simple beginnings as freeways beckon us.
Passing by historical signs that credit their contributions,
we have no time to stop, to reflect how they came to be here.