Old West Wagons
Several years ago, I became interested in Early American Western Wagons. I built a series of different wagons. Currently they are not for sale, but are presented here for your viewing pleasure. If you have any interest in wagons, please e-mail me with comments or questions. Thank You! For sculptures for sale, please dial up: www.etsy.com/shop/classicmodelcars
EARLY AMERICAN WESTERN STAGECOACH
The Stagecoach is probably the most familiar and common image of early Southwest transportation.The”Stagecoach” was a primary transportation vehicle in the early and middle 1800’s. Wells Fargo built up a national business transporting people and special goods. They became famous for transporting large sums of money from bank to bank. This presented a big temptation for bank robbers to steal the money before it got to the bank.
The ore wagon was built to haul heavy loads over a long distance. The undercarriage had to be of extra strength with thick side boards This particular ore wagon has seen a lot of service. Since the wagons were not noted for their color and design, they often went years without any care or maintenance. Another example of the old west wagons.
In those days there were many cattle ranchers who did not have all the modern convenient transportation facilities of today. So, hard riding, rough and tough cowboys had to drive large herds of cattle over hundreds of miles to reach railroad transit stations. After a long, tough day in the saddle, cowboys needed rest and more important…FOOD! Hence the Chuck Wagon, a wagon that was fully equipped to provide hot meals for hungry cowboys. It had a large stack of shelfs in the back to accomidate cooking utensils and supplies. This is just one of many of the old west wagons.