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    1. Excellent old HTML page. Photo showing man on a Lazy Board. A few topics discussed:

      • evolution from the small farm wagon to the Conestoga wagon. Bowed bottom.
      • Large wheels. Largest wagons between 14-16" long and pulled by 6 large horses.
      • Colors often blue body, red wheels, white top.
      • What equipment was carried - tool box, grease, jack for the wheels.
      • Lead horse was on the front left. Driver would walk on left - thus wagons passed slower traffic on the left.
      • Wheel lock chain on back wheel to keep wagon from overtaking the horses.
      • Canals began to appear in the 1820's
    1. Trails to Trains exhibit at Meadowcroft Rockshelter. Transportation exhibit. 19,000 years of transportation history. Conestoga wagon and Stage coach on display. Not much info on line but a nice photo clearly showing the curve of a conestoga wagon bottom.

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