Hansen Wheel and Wagon Shop Hansen Wheel and Wagon Shop

Builder of Authentic Horse-Drawn
Stagecoaches, Wagons & Carriages
Phone: 605-996-8754

Blog Archives - 10/2014

Oct
23

Restored Fire Hose Cart for Gretna Fire Department

Hansen Wheel & Wagon Shop was pleased to meet with members of the Gretna Fire Department and give them a shop tour when they picked up the newly restored fire hose cart this past month. This beautiful historic piece now stands as a tribute to the firefighters-past and present-of the Fire Department of Gretna Nebraska.

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Oct
08

Hansen Wheel and Wagon–Dakota Life–09/01/2011

A Letcher, South Dakota business still making horse-drawn carriages, stage coaches, and wagons the old fashioned way. View video on South Dakota Public Broadcasting.

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Oct
07

Keeping It Real For Movies

As the 25th anniversary of the 1990 release of “Dances With Wolves” approaches, a local wagon maker celebrates a quarter of a century in the movie business. When Hollywood needs a wagon or stagecoach that’s right for the plot, South Dakota wainwright Doug Hansen is the man who gets the call. He’s part of a vanishing breed still building and restoring horse-drawn vehicles that are true to their time and place.

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Oct
03

Gentle Giants on RFD-TV

Tune into Gentle Giants on RFD-TV the next 3 Sundays to catch all 3 rounds of the North American Six-Horse Hitch Classic Series Finals from the Oklahoma State Fair! Sundays at 4pm CST or Thursday the 9th, 16th, and 23rd at 7:30 am CST

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Oct
02

Hansen Wheel and Wagon Brings Historic California Stagecoach Back to Life

Before railroads and telegraph wires reached the remote cities and towns of the western U.S., stagecoaches were the fastest way to deliver news. People would gather at stage stops and eagerly await the arrival of newspapers and mail.

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