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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Freight Wagon

Freight wagons piled high with food and supplies, provided the life-blood for forts, pioneers and settlers. Teams from ten to twenty mules or horses pulled them across the mountains, plains and desert. These outfits, with a load capacity of ten tons each, were usually operated by two men; the driver riding the wheel horse would control the teams with a "jerk line" to the lead horse, and the swamper, who would clamber from wagon to wagon, setting brakes.

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