Conestoga wagon


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a large wagon with broad wheels and an arched canvas top

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Completed in 1839, the bridge was opened to stagecoaches and Conestoga wagons on the 4th of July.
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.
Some read the word and see a picture of a family parking their Conestoga wagon and building a sod house on the prairie.
The Conestoga Wagon was vital to the settlement of the Allegheny region.
1975) describes a factory-made "timber jack" built in Germany in 1677 that is similar to the historical society's Conestoga wagon jack.
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.
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.
It is returning to American Celebration on Parade along with a 162-year-old Conestoga wagon used as part of the Wyoming float.
He married a local girl, built himself a Conestoga wagon and headed west to Ohio.