Conestoga wagon


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a large wagon with broad wheels and an arched canvas top

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These changes take Andre's boat as far from that new Hinckley as a Conestoga Wagon is from a Lexus.
The Conestoga wagon was used to transport heavy loads of freight over long distances.
Buffalo shoots, Indian villages on fire, an abandoned Conestoga wagon, animal skulls nailed to walls, hides stacked in the street, antlers piled up in a child's wagon, the mortal fear of jostling a man, the danger of catching someone's eye--Jarmusch calls up these things vividly, with all the awkward physicality of Western gunplay (shots are not always clean, even when fired by the best "killer of men and Indians"), with all the brutality of a boot to the head.
No doubt, the trip was more scenic from the buckboard of a Conestoga wagon when folks had to worry about Indians, bandits, and bad weather.
The most useful contribution to transportation produced in the colonies was the Conestoga Wagon. Although it existed in primitive form by about 1725, it came into its own after 1760, by which time craftsmen of Lancaster, Pa., living along the Conestoga Creek, had converted the wagon into an enormous conveyance using six horses and carrying up to eight tons of goods.
In 1868, Davis, Lawrence & Co., as it was known at the time, built its first vehicle, a Conestoga wagon.
Conestoga Wagon The so called prairie schooners which carried our early settlers to the new lands in the West were known as Conestoga Wagons bearing the name of the Conestoga River Valley in Pennsylvania where they were constructed.
They stepped off the boat in Independence, Mo., and stepped into a Dearborn coach -- dainty looking, in-town buggy that was predecessor to the huskier, necessity-bred Conestoga wagon -- and into history.
Tooling around Denver, not in a Conestoga wagon but in an Acura NSX, Arnold cuts a prominent figure.
The Conestoga wagon proved to be the most efficient mode of transportation for long treks from the East into the prairie regions.
Salaman's Dictionary of Woodworking Tools (.1975) describes a factory-made "timber jack" built in Germany in 1677 that is similar to the historical society's Conestoga wagon jack.
The wagons used by most of the pioneers were a variation on the Conestoga wagon they had used in the East.
He married a local girl, built himself a Conestoga wagon and headed west to Ohio.
The leaves cover a frame resembling a Conestoga wagon and made from an arched 10-foot-long section of 2-inch-mesh wire fencing.