You Had To Use A Map
Welcome to the days of no Google Maps! Before Wi-Fi, people couldn’t whip open their phones, press a button, and have a magical voice give them directions to an unknown location. You had to either study a map or ask someone for directions. Both seem nerve-wracking and something people nowadays couldn’t do. Reading a map is certainly a good skill and something most people should know, in case their lost. Exact distance and traffic times were not a priority, their priority was making it from Point A to Point B without getting lost (Quora).