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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Red River Cart and Wheels

First used by voyageurs and trappers in the late 18th century in isolated settlements along the Red River of the North, this cart supported 800-1400 pound loads. Primitively made of native materials without iron or nails, the Red River Cart was handcrafted with only an axe, saw, chisel and auger. The wheels were bound with rawhide over splints to secure the felloes and spokes in place.


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