Greeley, Waving West Past Washington Horace Greeley may not have been the first to wave us West. But his editorial 140 years ago made quite a point. Greeley wrote: "Washington is not a place to live in. The rents are high, the food is bad, the dust is disgusting, and the morals are deplorable. Go West, young man, go West, and grow up with the country."
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Horace Greeley may not have been the first to wave us West. But his editorial 140 years ago made quite a point. Greeley wrote: "Washington is not a place to live in. The rents are high, the food is bad, the dust is disgusting, and the morals are deplorable. Go West, young man, go West, and grow up with the country."