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Posted by Bruce Kahl on November 30, 1999

In Reply to: Quote posted by Rick Scollon on November 30, 1999

: Who said "Go West young man"?

Horace Greely is usually credited with this quote but John Soule, an Indiana newspaperman, was the one who actually used those words--"Go West, young man"-- in 1851, over ten years after Greeley wrote in his weekly New Yorker that "If you have no family or friends to aid you . . . turn your face to the Great West and there build up your home and fortune."