Hansen Wheel and Wagon Shop Hansen Wheel and Wagon Shop

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

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Apr
10

Authentic Reproduction of the M1878 Army Escort Wagon at the Fort Sam Houston Museum

This spring, Hansen Wheel and Wagon Shop completed an authentic reproduction of the M1878 Army Escort Wagon for the Fort Sam Houston Museum in San Antonio TX. The staff at Fort Sam Houston Museum was dedicated to procurring an authentic Escort Wagon with historical significance to Fort Sam Houston which has functioned as a military complex from 1845 to the present. To provide them with this historically accurate wagon, Hansen Wheel and Wagon Shop started with an original undercarriage and built the remainder of the army wagon including the wheel and box design as well as paint color using the orginal Quartermaster specification for the M1878 model. If you are interested in more information on the history of the army wagon, we have a great reference book available called The Great Blue Army Wagon written by Thomas Lindmier.